Babblers (Timaliidae)

Madagascar Groundhunter (Mystacornis crossleyi) - HBW 12, p. 291

French: Mystacorne de Crossley German: Crossleytimalie Spanish: Tordina Malgache
Other common names: Crossley’s Babbler

Taxonomy: Bernieria Crossleyi A. Grandidier, 1870, Lake Alaotra, Madagascar.
Affinities uncertain. Appearance unlike that of a “true” babbler; has sometimes been placed tentatively in family Vangidae; further study required. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Madagascar.