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Warblers - Songbirds, Sylviidae

Barred Warbler, Sylvia nisoria
© Lubomir Hlasek

Family Sylviidae sensu stricto

True warblers (or sylviid warblers) and parrotbills. A fairly diverse group of smallish taxa with longish tails.
Mostly in Asia, to a lesser extent in Africa.
A few range into Europe; one monotypic genus on west coast of North America.

Family Sylviidae sensu stricto

Genus Myzornis - Fire-tailed Myzornis[1]
Genus Sylvia - typical warblers (c.20 species). Paraphyletic or contains Parisoma
Temperate Eurasian superspecies ("atricapilla-borin group")
Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler, Sylvia borin
Parisoma superspecies
Banded Warbler, Parisoma boehmi
Layard's Warbler, Parisoma layardi
Rufous-vented Warbler, Parisoma subcaeruleum
curruca clade
Brown Warbler, Parisoma lugens
Yemen Warbler, Sylvia buryi - sometimes placed in Parisoma
Red Sea Warbler, Sylvia leucomelaena
(Western) Orphean Warbler, Sylvia hortensis
    Eastern Orphean Warbler, Sylvia (hortensis) crassirostris
Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca
Hume's Whitethroat, Sylvia althaea
Small Whitethroat, Sylvia minula Margelanic
Whitethroat, Sylvia (minula) margelanica
communis-melanocephala assemblage
Barred Warbler, Sylvia nisoria - tentatively place here
Asian Desert Warbler, Sylvia nana
African Desert Warbler, Sylvia deserti
Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
Spectacled Warbler, Sylvia conspicillata
Tristram's Warbler, Sylvia deserticola
Dartford Warbler, Sylvia undata
Marmora's Warbler, Sylvia sarda
    Balearic Warbler, Sylvia (sarda) balearica
Rüppell's Warbler, Sylvia rueppelli
Cyprus Warbler, Sylvia melanothorax
(Western) Subalpine Warbler, Sylvia cantillans
    Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Sylvia (cantillans) albistriata
    Moltoni's Warbler, Sylvia (cantillans) moltonii

Sardinian Warbler, Sylvia melanocephala
   Sylvia (melanocephala) momus
   Fayyum Warbler, Sylvia melanocephala/momus norissae - doubtfully distinct, extinct (c.1940)

Menetries' Warbler, Sylvia mystacea
Chrysomma sinense, the Yellow-eyed "Babbler", is a sylviid closely related to parrotbills
Genus Pseudoalcippe - African Hillbabbler. Formerly in Illadopsis (Timaliidae)
Genus Rhopophilus - White-browed Chinese Warbler. Formerly in Cisticolidae
Genus Lioparus - Golden-breasted Fulvetta. Formerly in Alcippe (Timaliidae)
Genus Paradoxornis - typical parrotbills (18 species). Formerly in Paradoxornithidae; polyphyletic
Genus Conostoma - Great Parrotbill. Formerly in Paradoxornithidae; tentatively placed here
Genus Fulvetta - typical fulvettas (7 species). Formerly in Alcippe (Timaliidae)
Genus Chrysomma - 3 species. Formerly in Timaliidae
Genus Chamaea - Wrentit

Engelsk Norsk Latinsk
Hume's Whitethroat Mørkryggmøller Sylvia althaea
Blackcap Munk Sylvia atricapilla
Balearic Warbler Balearsanger Sylvia balearica
Garden Warbler Hagesanger Sylvia borin
Yemen Warbler Yemensanger Sylvia buryi
Subalpine Warbler Rødstrupesanger Sylvia cantillans
Whitethroat (Greater) Tornsanger Sylvia communis
Spectacled Warbler Maskesanger Sylvia conspicillata
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sultansanger Sylvia crassirostris
Lesser Whitethroat Møller Sylvia curruca
African Desert Warbler Saharasanger Sylvia deserti
Tristram's Warbler Atlassanger Sylvia deserticola
Western Orphean Warbler Mestersanger Sylvia hortensis
Red Sea Warbler Rødehavssanger Sylvia leucomelaena
Margelanic Whitethroat Gansumøller Sylvia margelanica
Sardinian Warbler Svarthodesanger Sylvia melanocephala
Cyprus Warbler Kyprossanger Sylvia melanothorax
Small Whitethroat Ørkenmøller Sylvia minula
Menetries' Warbler Steppesanger Sylvia mystacea
Asian Desert Warbler Ørkensanger Sylvia nana
Barred Warbler Hauksanger Sylvia nisoria
Rueppell's Warbler Svartstrupesanger Sylvia rueppelli
Marmora's Warbler Sardiniasanger Sylvia sarda
Dartford Warbler Vinsanger Sylvia undata


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