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Walter E. Boles, PhD

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Pomatostomidae

Thumbnail description

Large babbler-like songbirds with long tail and scimitar-like bill; plumage is plain russet or patterned with white brows, throat, and tail tip


Number of genera, species

2 genera; 5 species


Shrubberies of woodland, open forest, and tropical rainforest

Conservation status

Not threatened

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