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Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler

Pomatorhinus melanurus Blyth, E 1847

The Sri Lanka scimitar babbler or Ceylon scimitar babbler is an Old World babbler. It is endemic to the island of Sri Lanka, and was formerly treated as a subspecies of Indian scimitar babbler. The nominate form is found in the western part of wet hill regions of Sri Lanka, while race holdsworthi is found in the dry lowlands and eastern hills. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Blyth, E 1847

Reference:
   J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal Vol. 16, N° 5 p. 451-452

Protonym:
  P[omatorhinus]. melanurus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40130594


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  8E59544F8611C650

Avibase ID:
  avibase-8E59544F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8E59544F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916048

Geographic range:

  • Pomatorhinus melanurus melanurus: humid lowlands and hills of western Sri Lanka
  • Pomatorhinus melanurus holdsworthi: dry lowlands and hills of eastern Sri Lanka
English:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler
Catalan:
simitarra de Sri Lanka
Danish:
Sri Lanka-segltimalie
German:
Schwarzschwanzsäbler
Spanish:
Cimitarra Cingalesa
Spanish (Spain):
Cimitarra cingalesa
French:
Pomatorhin de Ceylan
Croatian:
cejlonski drozdalj
Japanese (romaji):
surirankamaruhashi
Japanese:
スリランカマルハシ
Lithuanian:
Šrilankinis lenktasnapis plepys
Dutch:
Ceylonese Kruiplijster
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Veddasigdtimal
Norwegian:
Veddasigdtimal
Polish:
łączniak cejloński
Portuguese:
tagarela-cingalês
Russian:
Ланкийский саблеклюв
Slovak:
šabľozob cejlónsky
Swedish:
ceylonsabeltimalia
Ukrainian:
силамбан цейлонський
Chinese:
斯里兰卡钩嘴鹛
Chinese (Traditional):
斯里蘭卡鉤嘴鶥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pomatorhin de Ceylan ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Sri Lankan Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Sri Lankan Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler ( Pomatorhinus melanurus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pomatorhinus melanurus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Catalan: simitarra de Sri Lanka
Danish: Sri Lanka-segltimalie
German: Schwarzschwanzsäbler
English: Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler, Sri Lankan Scimitar-babbler
English, HBW: Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler
English (IOC): Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler
English (United States): Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler
Spanish: Cimitarra Cingalesa
Spanish (Spain): Cimitarra cingalesa
Spanish (HBW): Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler
French: Pomatorhin de Ceylan, Pomatorhin du Sri Lanka
Croatian: cejlonski drozdalj
Japanese (romaji): surirankamaruhashi
Japanese: スリランカマルハシ
Scientific: P[omatorhinus]. melanurus, Pomatorhinus horsfieldii holdsworthi, Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus, Pomatorhinus melanurus, Pomatorhinus melanurus melanurus
Lithuanian: Šrilankinis lenktasnapis plepys
Dutch: Ceylonese Kruiplijster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Veddasigdtimal
Norwegian: Veddasigdtimal
Polish: łączniak cejloński
Portuguese: tagarela-cingalês
Portuguese (Portugal): cimitarra-do-ceilão
Russian: Ланкийский саблеклюв, Шри-Ланкийская кривоклювая тимелия
Slovak: šabľozob cejlónsky
Swedish: ceylonsabeltimalia
Turkish: Seylan kıvrıkgagası
Ukrainian: силамбан цейлонський, Тимелія-криводзьоб цейлонська
Chinese: 斯里兰卡钩嘴鹛
Chinese (Traditional): 斯里蘭卡鉤嘴鶥

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