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Category:Pseudoalcippe

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Genus: Pseudoalcippe

[edit] Description

This genus would contain just one species of Babbler, the African Hill Babbler from Africa. This species is sometimes split in two. Both are placed in the genus Illadopsis by some authorities.
This genus shows similarities to Illadopsis but also exhibits major behavioural and vocal differences. They forage in the manner of Sylvia Warblers in the middle storey and not in the undergrowth. The also have a beautiful mellow song.

[edit] Taxonomy

Pseudoalcippe would be a genus in the family Sylviidae.
It was formerly included in the family Timaliidae. Clements and Dickinson include this genus now in the genus Sylvia and the Opus follows.

[edit] References

  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, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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