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Sri Lankan Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus melanurus  
Sri Lankan Scimitar Babbler
Photographer : © Athula Edirisinghe
Location :Diyatalawa, Uva Province, Sri Lanka
Date : 26 November 2016
English synonyms:Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler, Sri Lankan Scimitar-babbler
Bird Family :Timaliidae - Babblers, Babaxes, Mesia, Leiothrix, Cutias, Barwings, Minlas, Fulvettas, Crociases, Sibias, Yuhinas, Myzornis, Parrotbills & Rhabdornises
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Sri Lanka.
Formerly considered conspecific with Indian Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii and sometimes with White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps. Now treated as a separate species following Collar, N. J. (2006) A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.
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