Family Old World Warblers and Parrotbills (Sylviidae)

Least Concern

Tarim Hill-warbler (Rhopophilus albosuperciliaris)


French: Rhopophile du Tarim German: Tarimgrasmücke Spanish: Timalí del Tarim
Other common names: Tarim Babbler

Suya albosuperciliaris

A. O. Hume

, 1871,

#R, Koshtak, Yarkand plains, Xinjiang


Until recently considered conspecific with R. pekinensis, but review#R revealed that it differs in its dark brown vs whitish irides (3); more weakly streaked crown (2); flanks weakly streaked apricot-buff on off-white vs boldly streaked rufous on white (3); greyer cast to crown and tail (ns[1]); larger size (effect size for wing 2.97; score 2); differences in voice (allowed 3#R); drier, more desert-like habitat (1). Monotypic.

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NW China from Tarim Basin to Lop Nur (Xinjiang).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Tarim Hill-warbler (Rhopophilus albosuperciliaris). 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 on 18 March 2019).