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Category:Stachyris - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Stachyris


This genus contains almost 30 medium-sized Babblers from SE-Asia. They have in common:

  • Relatively short, rounded wings
  • Wings longer than tail
  • Strong legs
  • Stiff forehead feathers
  • Medium-length straight bill
  • Oval nares


Stachyris is a genus in the Family Timaliidae.
Some species from the Philippines which were formerly included here have been moved to the genera Sterrhoptilus, Dasycrotapha and Zosterornis. Other species from southeast Asia are sometimes separated in genus Stachyridopsis or in Cyanoderma.

Genus Stachyris viewedit
S. grammiceps White-breasted Babbler
S. nigricollis Black-throated Babbler
S. maculata Chestnut-rumped Babbler
S. nigriceps Grey-throated Babbler
S. poliocephala Grey-headed Babbler
S. leucotis White-necked Babbler
S. thoracica White-bibbed Babbler
S. oglei Snowy-throated Babbler
S. strialata Spot-necked Babbler
S. herberti Sooty Babbler
S. nonggangensis Nonggang Babbler
S. humei Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler
S. roberti Cachar Wedge-billed 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