Birds of the World

Timaliidae : Babblers


Chamaea fasciata

California, USA - May 2006

The Wrentit's taxonomic status has been a contentious subject over the years with it having been classified in several different families, including the Old World Warblers (Sylviidae), Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalidae), Tits (Paridae) and in a family of its own (Chamaeidae). Currently, the AOU (American Ornithologists Union) classify it as the only member of the Babbler family (Timaliidae) to inhabit the New World.

California, USA - May 2006