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Indian Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus horsfieldii Sykes, 1832

The Indian Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) is an Old World babbler. It is found in peninsular India and is found in a range of forest habitats. They are most often detected by their distinctive call which is an antiphonal duet produced by pairs within small groups. They are often hard to see as they forage through dense vegetation. The long curve yellow, scimitar-shaped bills give them their name. It has been treated in the past as subspecies of the White-browed Scimitar Babbler which is found along the Himalayas but now separated into two species, the peninsular Indian species and the Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus melanurus). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Timaliidae
Genus:
  Pomatorhinus

Scientific:
  Pomatorhinus horsfieldii

Citation:
  Sykes, 1832

Reference:
  PZS Pt2 no.18 p.89

Protonym:
  Pomatorhinus Horsfieldii

Avibase ID:
  212FC7939803BFBE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/212FC793

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562393

Geographic range:

  • Pomatorhinus horsfieldii horsfieldii: W India (Western Ghats from Satpura Range to Goa)
  • Pomatorhinus horsfieldii obscurus: NW India (Aravalli Mountains of Rajasthan)
  • Pomatorhinus horsfieldii maderaspatensis: E central India (Eastern Ghats from Andhra to Salem District)
  • Pomatorhinus horsfieldii travancoreensis: SW India (Western Ghats from North Kanara to Kerala)
English:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler
Czech:
křivozobka indická
German:
Horsfieldsäbler
Danish:
Segltimalie
Spanish:
Cimitarra India
Finnish:
intiansirppitimali
French:
Pomatorhin de Horsfield
Italian:
Garrulo scimitarra indiano
Japanese:
indomamijiromaruhashi
Japanese:
インドマミジロマルハシ
Dutch:
Travancorekruiplijster
Norwegian:
Indiasigdtimal
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Indiasigdtimal
Polish:
łączniak żółtodzioby
Russian:
Кривоклювая тимелия
Slovak:
šabľozob žltozobý
Swedish:
indisk sabeltimalia
Ukrainian:
Тимелія-криводзьоб індійська
Chinese:
霍氏钩嘴鹛


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pomatorhin de Horsfield ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Pomatorhinus [horsfieldii or melanurus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: simitarra de l'Índia
Czech: křivozobka indická
Danish: Segltimalie
German: Horsfieldsäbler
English: Indian Scimitar Babbler, Indian Scimitar-babbler
English (IOC): Indian Scimitar Babbler
Spanish: Cimitarra India
Spanish (Spain): Cimitarra India
Spanish (HBW): Indian Scimitar-Babbler
Finnish: intiansirppitimali
French: Pomatorhin de Horsfield
Italian: Garrulo scimitarra indiano
Japanese: indomamijiromaruhashi
Japanese: インドマミジロマルハシ
Scientific: Pomatorhinus horsfieldi, Pomatorhinus horsfieldii, Pomatorhinus horsfieldii horsfieldii
Lithuanian: Horsfildo lenktasnapis plepys
Malayalam: ചോലക്കുടുവൻ
Dutch: Travancorekruiplijster, Travancore-kruiplijster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Indiasigdtimal
Norwegian: Indiasigdtimal
Polish: łączniak żółtodzioby
Russian: Кривоклювая тимелия
Slovak: šabľozob žltozobý
Swedish: Indisk sabeltimalia
Tamil: Valaindha Alagu Silamban
Ukrainian: Тимелія-криводзьоб індійська
Chinese: 霍氏钩嘴鹛
Chinese (Traditional): 霍氏鉤嘴鶥

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