Babblers and Allies

The babbler clade includes babblers (Timaliidae), ground babblers (Pellorneidae), white-eyes (Zosteropidae) and laughingthrushes (Leiothrichidae) are part of Sylvioidea placed in Order Passeriformes. Their size ranges from the very small to medium-sized birds. These families generally inhabit wooded areas.

Babblers, White-eyes and Laughingthrushes

Babblers, White-eyes, and Laughingthrushes Notes

All featured species are ‘Red List 2019’ assessed as ‘Least Concern’ except for the ‘Near Threatened’ white-chested babbler and chestnut-capped laughingthrush. I think the white-chested babbler is an immature bird. Silvereyes are Australasian endemics; the first time I encountered this species was in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens in New Zealand. It is the nominate race. Featured subspecies: Zosterops lateralis vegetus and Z.i. pinarochrous photographed in Queensland and South Australia respectively.

H3 xxx Taxonomy

J Boyd’s Taxonomy in Flux Checklist places xxx. The Passerida Photo Albums webpage gives an overview of applicable Aves High-level Classification.