Old World warblers

(Sylviidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Sylviidae

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Very small to medium-sized, often dull-colored, songbirds with thin, pointed bills

Size

Number of genera, species

60 genera; 350-391 species

Habitat

Highly varied. Largely arboreal, but many species inhabit wetlands, grasslands, thickets, scrub, and riparian zones

Conservation status

Endangered: 10 species; Critically Endangered: 3 species; Vulnerable: 29 species; Near Threatened: 13 species; Data Deficient: 9 species

Distribution

Subfamily Sylviinae: Palearctic region, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Oceania. Two genera, Regulus and Phylloscopus, reach Nearctic. Subfamily Polioptilinae: New World, from South America to the northern United States.

Distribution

Subfamily Sylviinae: Palearctic region, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Oceania. Two genera, Regulus and Phylloscopus, reach Nearctic. Subfamily Polioptilinae: New World, from South America to the northern United States.

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