Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A babbler of small size or otherwise resembling a wren: indiscriminately applied to various such timeliine birds. See Alcippe, 2, babbler, 2, hill tit (under tit), hill-wrens (under wren), tit-babbler, and Timelia, with various cuts.

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  • The hotspot also has five endemic bird genera, each represented by a single species: golden-crested myna (Ampeliceps coronatus), short-tailed scimitar-babbler (Jabouilleia danjoui) and wedge-billed wren-babbler (Sphenoicichla humei).

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • Of these, eleven are near-endemic species, and one, the rufous-throated wren-babbler, is a strict endemic that is restricted to the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf Forests.

    Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests

  • Rusty-throated wren-babbler, not seen for 60 years, rediscovered in the Himalayas in 2004.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The new species resembles a wren-babbler in that it prefers running to flying, and seems to spend most of its time on the ground foraging for insects, Zhou said.

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  • The new species resembles a wren-babbler in that it prefers running to flying, and seems to spend most of its time on the ground foraging for insects.

    english.chosun.com : Total

  • The new species resembles a wren-babbler of the genus Napothera in that it prefers running to flying, and seems to spend most of its time on the ground foraging for insects between rocks and under fallen leaves, Zhou said.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • The EBA contains twenty restricted-range birds, seventeen of which are found nowhere else on Earth and five of which (Palawan peacock-pheasant [Polyplectron emphanum], grey imperial-pigeon [Ducula pickeringii], blue-headed racquet-tail [Prioniturus platenae], falcated wren-babbler [Ptilocichla falcata], and Palawan flycatcher [Ficedula platenae]) are considered vulnerable.

    Palawan rain forests

  • Family Common Name Species Phasianidae Chestnut-breasted partridge Arborophila mandellii Phasianidae Buff-throated partridge Tetraophasis szechenyii* Timaliidae Hoary-throated barwing Actinodura nipalensis Timaliidae Ludlow's fulvetta Alcippe ludlowi Timaliidae Immaculate wren-babbler Pnoepyga immaculata Psittacidae Derbyan parakeet Psittacula derbiana* An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests

  • Family Common Name Species Phasianidae Chestnut-breasted partridge Arborophila mandellii Phasianidae Cheer pheasant Catreus wallichi Timaliidae Ludlow's fulvetta Alcippe ludlowi Turdidae Rusty-bellied shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra Timaliidae Elliot's laughingthrush Garrulax elliotii Timaliidae Immaculate wren-babbler Pnoepyga immaculata Timaliidae Snowy-throated babbler Stachyris oglei Timaliidae Hoary-throated barwing Actinodura nipalensis Timaliidae Spiny babbler Turdoides nipalensis Timaliidae Mishmi wren-babbler Spelaeornis badeigularis Phasianidae Western tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Himalayan subtropical pine forests

  • Family Common Name Species Phasianidae Manipur bush-quail Perdicula manipurensis Timaliidae Marsh babbler Pellorneum palustre Timaliidae Brown-capped laughingthrush Garrulax austeni Timaliidae Tawny-breasted wren-babbler Spelaeornis longicaudatus Timaliidae Wedge-billed wren-babbler Sphenocichla humei

    Meghalaya subtropical forests

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