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Category:Sylviidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Sylviidae


Old World warblers, Parrotbills.


Sylviidae is a family in the order Passeriformes.
The Sylviidae here have not much in common with the traditional Sylviidae. The Opus follows Clements regarding families and has therefore adopted the new treatment. Many species formerly included in the Sylviidae have now been moved to the families Phylloscopidae, Acrocephalidae, Cettiidae, Locustellidae, Paradoxornithidae, the newly created Macrosphenidae or other families.
There is even some discussion to merge this family completely with the Timaliidae and to surpress the name Sylviidae.

Family Sylviidae viewedit

Genus Parophasma viewedit
P. galinieri Abyssinian Catbird

Genus Lioptilus viewedit
L. nigricapillus Bush Blackcap

Genus Sylvia viewedit
S. abyssinica African Hill Babbler
S. atriceps Rwenzori Hill Babbler
S. nigricapillus Bush Blackcap
S. dohrni Dohrn's Thrush-Babbler
S. atricapilla Eurasian Blackcap
S. borin Garden Warbler
S. deserti African Desert Warbler
S. nana Asian Desert Warbler
S. nisoria Barred Warbler
S. layardi Layard's Warbler
S. boehmi Banded Parisoma
S. subcoerulea Chestnut-vented Warbler
S. minula Desert Whitethroat
S. althaea Hume's Whitethroat
S. curruca Lesser Whitethroat
S. buryi Yemen Warbler
S. lugens Brown Parisoma
S. leucomelaena Arabian Warbler
S. hortensis Western Orphean Warbler
S. crassirostris Eastern Orphean Warbler
S. deserticola Tristram's Warbler
S. melanothorax Cyprus Warbler
S. mystacea Menetries's Warbler
S. ruppeli Rüppell's Warbler
S. cantillans Subalpine Warbler
S. subalpina Moltoni's Warbler
S. melanocephala Sardinian Warbler
S. communis Greater Whitethroat
S. conspicillata Spectacled Warbler
S. sarda Marmora's Warbler
S. undata Dartford Warbler
S. balearica Balearic Warbler


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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