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Chestnut-faced babbler.jpg
Chestnut-faced babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterornis
Ogilvie-Grant, 1894

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Zosterornis is a genus of passerine bird in the Old World babbler family Zosteropidae (Moyle et al., 2009), although some taxonomists continue to place the genus in the Old World babbler family Timaliidae. The genus is endemic to the Philippines.

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.
  • Moyle, Robert G., Filardi, Christopher E., Smith, Catherine E., and Diamond, Jared, 2009. Explosive Pleistocene diversification and hemispheric expansion of a "great speciator". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106,no. 6:pp. 1863-1868.