Taxon profile


Sylvia Scopoli, 1769

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Sylviidae - sylviid babblers

Scientific synonyms

Horizorhinus Oberholser, 1899
Lioptilus Bonaparte, 1850
Parisoma Swainson in Richardson, 1832
Parophasma Reichenow, 1905
Pseudoalcippe Bannerman, 1923


Included taxa

Number of records: 9

species Sylvia abyssinica (Rüppell, 1840) - African Hill Babbler
species Sylvia atricapilla (Linnaeus, 1758) - Eurasian Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

species Sylvia atriceps (Sharpe, 1902) - Rwenzori Hill Babbler
species Sylvia borin (Boddaert, 1783) - Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

species Sylvia dohrni (Hartlaub, 1866) - Dohrn's Warbler
species Sylvia galinieri (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) - Abyssinian Catbird
species Sylvia nigricapillus (Vieillot, 1818) - Bush Blackcap

Fossil taxa

species Sylvia intermedia Kessler, 2013
species Sylvia pussila Kessler, 2013

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1259272]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Parophasma Reichenow, 1905]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Sylvia Scopoli, 1769]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021

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