Oriental Bird Images

Spotted Elachura Elachura formosa  
Spotted Elachura
Photographer : © Lakpa Tenzing Sherpa
Location :Padamchen, East Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Date : 12 May 2019
English synonyms:Elachura, Spotted Wren Babbler, Spotted Wren-babbler
Bird Family :Elachuridae - Elachura
Red Data Status :Unspecified
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic. Formerly considered to be a wren babbler (with the name Spotted Wren Babbler) but DNA molecular analysis has revealed that it is a unique species, unrelated to wren babblers and is best placed in its own family, the Elachuridae.
Alström, Per; Hooper, Daniel M.; Liu, Yang; Olsson, Urban; Mohan, Dhananjai; Gelang, Magnus; Manh, Hung Le; Zhao, Jian; Lei, Fumin; Price, Trevor D. (2014) Discovery of a relict lineage and monotypic family of passerine birds. Biol. Lett. 10 (3)