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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Sterrhoptilus
Oberholser, 1918

Sterrhoptilus capitalis
Sterrhoptilus dennistouni
Sterrhoptilus nigrocapitata
Sterrhoptilus plateni
Sterrhoptilus pygmaeus

Sterrhoptilus is a songbird genus recently separated from Stachyris. It used to be placed in the family Timaliidae. With other "Old World babblers" of the genus Yuhina, it was recently determined to be better placed in the family Zosteropidae.

It contains the following species:


  • Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. 70 – 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.