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Category:Pnoepyga - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Pnoepyga


This genus contains several species of Wren-Babblers or Cupwings from SE Asia. All are very small and almost tailless (only six short tail feathers) and have scaling on underparts and also upperparts. They also occur in two colour morphs and share a thin bill and tiny front claws.
They live in the undergrowth and can be very difficult to see.


Pnoepyga is the only genus in the Family Pnoepygidae.
It was formerly included in the family Timaliidae.

Genus Pnoepyga viewedit
P. albiventer Scaly-breasted Cupwing
P. formosana Taiwan Cupwing
P. immaculata Nepal Cupwing
P. pusilla Pygmy Cupwing


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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Pages in category ‘Pnoepyga’

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.