Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Black-winged Babbler (Turdoides somervillei)


Taxonomy

French: Cratérope de Somerville German: Malabarschwatzhäherling Spanish: Turdoide alinegro
Taxonomy:

Timalia Somervillei

Sykes

, 1832,

“the Ghauts”

.

Usually treated as conspecific with T. striata, but differs in its vaguely scalloped vs vaguely streaked breast (2); black edges to primaries forming bold black panel on closed wing (3); stronger rufous tinge to lower underparts and buffy-rufous vs pale grey rump (2); parapatric distribution or very narrow zone of hybridization (assume latter; score 2) with T. s. malabarica in S of range. Monotypic.

Distribution:

W peninsular India (from Surat Dangs S to Goa).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Black-winged Babbler (Turdoides somervillei). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1343979 on 20 November 2017).