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Yellow-eyed Babbler (Chrysomma sinense)

Bharathpur, Rajasthan, India. (#367).

 

Its common name refers to its traditional placement with the Old World babbler family Timaliidae. The genus Chrysomma has recently turned out to form, together with its relatives, a clade with the parrotbills and Sylvia warblers and would thus be moved to the Sylviidae. As confusing as the American Wrentit's classification. Is it not?

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Taken on February 28, 2012