Two recognized genera : Sylvia and Curruca. Parophasma and Lioptilus are synonyms of Sylvia
Psittiparus, Conostoma, Cholornis --> Paradoxornis (I didn't follow this recommendation, I kept Conostoma, Cholornis and Psittiparus and placed Paradoxornis heudei in Calamornis); Neosuthora, Chleuasicus, Sinosuthora -->Suthora (same remark, I kept the current genera)
Parayuhina gen. nov. for ''Yuhina'' diademata, Parayuhina diademata comb. nov.;
Yuhina torqueola, castaniceps and everetti --> Staphida
Some unsampled genera such as Rukia, Megazosterops or the type species of Heleia (Heleia muelleri) are not included and remain uncertain. I temporally placed Heleia in synonymy with Apalopteron pending further studies
Parayuhina gen. nov.
Type species: Parayuhina diademata (Verreaux, 1869) comb. nov.
Diagnosis : 14–18 cm in length, 15–29 g; mostly greyish-brown plumage with a darker brown erectable crest, prominent white supercilium/nuchal collar from above the eye across the nape, contrastingly blackish basal parts of primaries and secondaries, and white underwing-coverts; shallowly forked tail; and pale yellowish/orange legs. Differs from Staphida in lacking broad white tips to the outer tail feathers, and from Yuhina by its larger size, slightly forked tail and absence of streaks on head or flanks. Sexes similar.
Etymology : This feminine name is based on the name previously used for a group of crested
babblers, Yuhina, that proved to be paraphyletic based on phylogenetic results. This name was
itself based on the Nepalese word for these birds, “Yuhin” (Richmond, 1992). We add the prefix
Para, from Ancient Greek παρά “near”, to remind the fact that this taxon does not form a monophyletic group with the other yuhinas.
Remarks: A monospecific genus. Occurs in forested mountainous areas of central and south
China, north-east Myanmar and north Vietnam.
Rhopocichla-->Dumetia under the name Dumetia atriceps. I kept Rhopocichla as distinct genus. Garrulax calvus and Garrulax lugubris are members of family Timaliidae, thus Melanocichla is restored.
Trichastoma and Pellorneum albiventre -->Pellorneum (tentative)
|Pellorneum Swainson, 1832, as currently defined, is also polyphyletic. Because the type species (ruficeps) forms a clade with P. capistratum, one option could be to move the species albiventre to the genus Trichastoma Blyth, 1842. However, the limits between these two closely related genera have often been debated (Deignan, 1964; Delacour, 1946), and several species have not been sampled yet in genetic studies (Pellorneum nigrocapitatum, P. fuscocapillus, P. palustre and Trichastoma buettikoferi). Although the divergence between the two genera is older than 10 Ma, we suggest to merge all species within the senior name Pellorneum, in agrement with Eaton et al. (2016). This group would then unite all species with similar ground-foraging ecology and adaptations|
ALCIPPEIDAE fam. nov. New family including only the genus Alcippe
Siva, Sibia and Chrysominla --> Actinodura (Despite their close relationship, I kept these four genera).
Chatarrhaea, ''Garrulax'' cinereifrons --> Argya. Argya is split from Turdoides.
Acanthoptila nipalensis, Phyllanthus and Kupeornis --> Turdoides. I kept Acanthoptila and Phyllanthus as distinct genera but placed Kupeornis in synonymy within Phyllanthus
Pterorhinus is restored to include several species previously classified in the genera Garrulax, Dryonastes, Babax .....