Babblers (Timaliidae)

Spiny Babbler (Turdoides nipalensis) - HBW 12, p. 214

French: Cratérope du Népal German: Igeldrossling Spanish: Turdoide Nepalés

Taxonomy: Timalia nipalensis Hodgson, 1836, Nepal.
Formerly placed in a monotypic genus, Acanthoptila, owing to the spiny shafts of its breast feathers and perhaps in consideration of its distinctive voice. Monotypic.

Distribution: Nepal.