White-throated oxylabes

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White-throated oxylabes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Bernieridae
Genus: Oxylabes
Sharpe, 1870
Species: O. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Oxylabes madagascariensis
(Gmelin, 1789)

The white-throated oxylabes (Oxylabes madagascariensis) is a species of passerine once thought to be a species of Old World warbler in the Sylviidae family. It is found only in Madagascar. Recent research indicates it is part of an endemic Malagasy radiation currently known as the Malagasy warblers (Cibois et al. 2001).

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  • Cibois, Alice; Slikas, Beth; Schulenberg, Thomas S. & Pasquet, Eric (2001): An endemic radiation of Malagasy songbirds is revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Evolution 55(6): 1198-1206. DOI:10.1554/0014-3820(2001)055[1198:AEROMS]2.0.CO;2