is a genus
of passerine birds
in the Old World babbler
family, Timaliidae. It contains about 29 species distributed across Africa
and southern Asia
. They are typically fairly large, long-tailed birds which forage in noisy groups. The majority of species have drab brown or grey-brown plumage.
It contains the following species:
- Collar, N. J. & Robson C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) Pp. 70 - 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.