Babblers (Timaliidae)

Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler (Pnoepyga albiventer) - HBW 12, p. 176

French: Timalie à ventre blanc German: Himalajaschuppentimalie Spanish: Ratina Ventriblanca
Other common names: Eastern/Greater Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren

Taxonomy: [Tesia] Albiventer Hodgson, 1837, Ilam District, eastern Nepal.
Formerly treated as conspecific with P. formosana. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pallidior Kinnear, 1924 - N India (W Himachal Pradesh) E to WC Nepal.
  • albiventer (Hodgson, 1837) - EC Nepal E to Bhutan and NE Indian hill states (except Meghalaya), S & SC China (S & SE Xizang, N & C Sichuan S to NW Yunnan), N & W Myanmar and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).