Babblers (Timaliidae)

Giant Babax (Babax waddelli) - HBW 12, p. 244

French: Babaxe de Waddell German: Riesenbabax Spanish: Babax Gigante
Other common names: Giant Tibetan Babax

Taxonomy: Babax waddelli Dresser, 1905, Tsangpo Valley, Xizang (Tibet), China.
Proposed race lumsdeni, described from Le La, on SE Xizang border with Arunachal Pradesh (NE India), is merged with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • jomo Vaurie, 1955 - Gyangze region (N of E Nepal-W Bhutan), in S Xizang (China).
  • waddelli Dresser, 1905 - Lhasa region and Lhünzhub E to R Yi’ong Zangbo and S to Lhünze (on upper R Subansiri), in SE Xizang.

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