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Indian Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus horsfieldii Sykes, WH 1832

The Indian scimitar babbler is an Old World babbler. It is found in peninsular India in a range of forest habitats. They are most often detected by their distinctive calls which include an antiphonal duet by a pair of birds. They are often hard to see as they forage through dense vegetation. The long curved 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. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Timaliidae
Genus:
   Pomatorhinus
Scientific:
  Pomatorhinus horsfieldii


Original description

Citation:
  Sykes, WH 1832

Reference:
   Proc. Comm. Sci. Corres. Zool. Soc. London Part 2 no.18 p. 89

Protonym:
  Pomatorhinus Horsfieldii

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12861762#page/293/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  212FC7939803BFBE

Avibase ID:
  avibase-212FC793

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
Catalan:
simitarra de l'Índia
Czech:
křivozobka indická
Danish:
Segltimalie
German:
Horsfieldsäbler
Spanish:
Cimitarra India
Spanish (Spain):
Cimitarra India
Finnish:
intiansirppitimali
French:
Pomatorhin de Horsfield
Croatian:
obrvasti drozdalj
Italian:
Garrulo scimitarra indiano
Japanese (romaji):
indomamijiromaruhashi
Japanese:
インドマミジロマルハシ
Lithuanian:
Horsfildo lenktasnapis plepys
Dutch:
Travancorekruiplijster
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Indiasigdtimal
Norwegian:
Indiasigdtimal
Polish:
łączniak żółtodzioby
Portuguese:
tagarela-indiano
Russian:
Желтоклювый саблеклюв
Slovak:
šabľozob žltozobý
Swedish:
indisk sabeltimalia
Ukrainian:
силамбан індійський
Chinese:
霍氏钩嘴鹛
Chinese (Traditional):
霍氏鉤嘴鶥


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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Indian Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
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, version 2021:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( 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]
eBird version 2021:
Indian Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
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 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 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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Indian Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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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Catalan: simitarra de l'Índia
Czech: křivozobka indická
Danish: Segltimalie
German: Horsfieldsäbler
English: Indian Scimitar Babbler, Indian Scimitar-babbler
English, HBW: Indian Scimitar-babbler
English (IOC): Indian Scimitar Babbler
English (United States): Indian Scimitar-Babbler
Spanish: Cimitarra India
Spanish (Spain): Cimitarra India
Spanish (HBW): Indian Scimitar-Babbler
Finnish: intiansirppitimali
French: Pomatorhin de Horsfield
Croatian: obrvasti drozdalj
Italian: Garrulo scimitarra indiano
Japanese (romaji): 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
Marathi: बाकचोच सातभाई
Dutch: Travancorekruiplijster, Travancore-kruiplijster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Indiasigdtimal
Norwegian: Indiasigdtimal
Polish: łączniak żółtodzioby
Portuguese: tagarela-indiano
Portuguese (Portugal): cimitarra-indiana
Russian: Желтоклювый саблеклюв, Кривоклювая тимелия
Slovak: šabľozob žltozobý
Swedish: Indisk sabeltimalia
Tamil: Valaindha Alagu Silamban
Turkish: Hint kıvrıkgagası
Ukrainian: силамбан індійський, Тимелія-криводзьоб індійська
Chinese: 霍氏钩嘴鹛
Chinese (Traditional): 霍氏鉤嘴鶥

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