Streak-breasted scimitar babbler

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Streak-breasted scimitar babbler
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Pomatorhinus ruficollis godwini from Zuluk in Pangolakha WLS, Sikkim, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Pomatorhinus
Species: P. ruficollis
Binomial name
Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Hodgson, 1836

The streak-breasted scimitar babbler (Pomatorhinus ruficollis) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The former Taiwan subspecies musicus is usually now considered a distinct species as the Taiwan scimitar babbler.


  • 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.