Travancore Scimitar Babbler

The Indian Scimitar-babbler, Pomatorhinus horsfieldii, is an Old World babbler. It is found in peninsular India and is found in a range of forest habitats. They are more easily identified by the distinctive call made by pairs or small groups and can be hard to spot as they forage through dense vegetation. The long yellow, scimitar-shaped bills are distinctive and give them their name. It has been treated in the part as a subspecies of the White-browed Scimitar-babbler and has further been split into the mainland Indian species with the former subspecies in Sri Lanka elevated to a full species, the Sri Lanka Scimitar-babbler .

The Travancore Scimitar Babbler is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Nothing known about the Travancore Scimitar Babbler

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Pomatorhinus
Species : horsfieldii
Authority : Sykes, 1832