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Category:Spelaeornis - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Spelaeornis


This genus contains nine Wren Babblers from SE-Asia. These are tiny members of the Babbler family with:

  • Rounded tail with only ten feathers
  • Soft full plumage
  • Narrow short bill with a downward-sloping culmen
  • Rather long delicate toes
  • Loud mechanical song


Spelaeornis is a genus in the Family Timaliidae.
Spotted Elachura was formerly included in this genus.

Genus Spelaeornis viewedit
S. caudatus Rufous-throated Wren-Babbler
S. badeigularis Mishmi Wren-Babbler
S. troglodytoides Bar-winged Wren-Babbler
S. chocolatinus Naga Wren-Babbler
S. oatesi Chin Hills Wren-Babbler
S. reptatus Grey-bellied Wren-Babbler
S. kinneari Pale-throated Wren-Babbler
S. longicaudatus Tawny-breasted Wren-Babbler


  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