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Old World warblers
Pallas's Warbler
Pallas's Warbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Vigors, 1825
Many: see text

The Old World Warblers, family Sylviidae, are a group of more than 280 small insectivorous passerine bird species. The largely southern warbler family Cisticolidae is traditionally often included in the Sylviidae. The Kinglets, genus Regulus, family Regulidae, are also frequently placed in this family. The American Ornithologists' Union includes the gnatcatchers, family Polioptilidae, in the Sylviidae.

The American Wood warblers, Parulidae, and the Australian warblers, Acanthizidae, are unrelated to the Sylviidae.

The Sylviidae mainly occur as breeding species, as the name implies, in Europe, Asia and, to a lesser extent Africa. However, most birds of temperate regions are strongly migratory, and winter in the latter continent or tropical Asia.

Most are of generally undistinguished appearance, but many have distinctive songs.

In the following list, for those groups which do not yet have articles, the species are included to be moved at the appropriate time:

  • Family: Sylviidae
    • Ground warblers, genus Tesia
      • Chestnut-headed Tesia, Tesia castaneocoronata
        Javan Tesia, Tesia superciliaris
        Slaty-bellied Tesia, Tesia olivea
        Grey-bellied Tesia, Tesia cyaniventer
        Russet-capped Tesia, Tesia everetti
    • Stubtails, genus Urosphena
      • Timor Stubtail, Urosphena subulata
        Bornean Stubtail, Urosphena whiteheadi
        Asian Stubtail, Urosphena squameiceps
    • Bush warblers, genera Cettia and Bradypterus
    • Emu-tails, genus Dromaeocercus
      • Brown Emu-tail, Dromaeocercus brunneus
        Grey Emu-tail, Dromaeocercus seebohmi
    • Rufous-warblers, genus Bathmocercus
      • Black-capped Rufous Warbler, Bathmocercus cerviniventris
        Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Bathmocercus rufus
    • Mrs Moreau's Warbler, Sceptomycter winifredae
    • Brush warblers, genus Nesillas
      • Aldabra Brush Warbler, Nesillas aldabrana - extinct
        Anjouan Brush Warbler, Nesillas longicaudata
        Madagascar Brush Warbler, Nesillas typica
        Grand Comoro Brush Warbler, Nesillas brevicaudata
        Moheli Brush Warbler, Nesillas mariae
    • Thamnornis, Thamnornis chloropetoides
      Moustached Grass Warbler, Melocichla mentalis
      Damara Rock-jumper, Achaetops pycnopygius
      Cape Grassbird, Sphenoeacus afer
    • Grass warblers, genus Locustella
    • Marsh warblers, genus Acrocephalus
    • Tree warblers, genus Hippolais
    • Chloropeta warblers, genus Chloropeta
      • African Yellow Warbler, Chloropeta natalensis
        Mountain Yellow Warbler, Chloropeta similis
        Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Chloropeta gracilirostris
    • Fairy Warbler, Stenostira scita
      Buff-bellied Warbler, Phyllolais pulchella
    • Tailorbirds, genus Orthotomus
    • White-tailed Warbler, Poliolais lopezi
      Grauer's Warbler, Graueria vittata
    • Eremomelas, genus Eremomela
      • Salvadori's Eremomela, Eremomela salvadorii
        Yellow-vented Eremomela, Eremomela flavicrissalis
        Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Eremomela icteropygialis
        Senegal Eremomela, Eremomela canescens
        Green-backed Eremomela, Eremomela pusilla
        Greencap Eremomela, Eremomela scotops
        Yellow-rumped Eremomela, Eremomela gregalis
        Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Eremomela badiceps
        Turner's Eremomela, Eremomela turneri
        Black-necked Eremomela, Eremomela atricollis
        Burnt-neck Eremomela, Eremomela usticollis
    • Rand's Warbler, Randia pseudozosterops
      Cryptic Warbler, Cryptosylvicola randriansoloi
    • Crombecs, genus Sylvietta
      • Green Crombec, Sylvietta virens
        Lemon-bellied Crombec, Sylvietta denti
        White-browed Crombec, Sylvietta leucophrys
        Northern Crombec, Sylvietta brachyura
        Short-billed Crombec, Sylvietta philippae
        Red-capped Crombec, Sylvietta ruficapilla
        Red-faced Crombec, Sylvietta whytii
        Somali Crombec, Sylvietta isabellina
        Cape Crombec, Sylvietta rufescens
    • Neumann's Warbler, Hemitesia neumanni
    • Longbills, genera Macrosphenus and Amaurocichla
      • Kemp's Longbill, Macrosphenus kempi
        Yellow Longbill, Macrosphenus flavicans
        Grey Longbill, Macrosphenus concolor
        Pulitzer's Longbill, Macrosphenus pulitzeri
        Kretschmer's Longbill, Macrosphenus kretschmeri
        Bocage's Longbill or São Tomé Short-tail, Amaurocichla bocagei
    • Green Hylia, Hylia prasina
    • Tit-warblers, genus Leptopoecile
      • White-browed Tit-warbler, Leptopoecile sophiae
        Crested Tit-warbler, Leptopoecile elegans
    • Flycatcher warblers, genus Seicercus
      • Golden-spectacled Warbler, Seicercus burkii
        Grey-hooded Warbler, Seicercus xanthoschistos
        White-spectacled Warbler, Seicercus affinis
        Grey-cheeked Warbler, Seicercus poliogenys
        Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Seicercus castaniceps
        Yellow-breasted Warbler, Seicercus montis
        Sunda Warbler, Seicercus grammiceps
    • Leaf warblers, genus Phylloscopus
    • Abroscopus warblers, genus Abroscopus
      • Rufous-faced Warbler, Abroscopus albogularis
        Yellow-bellied Warbler, Abroscopus superciliaris
        Black-faced Warbler, Abroscopus schisticeps
    • Broad-billed Warbler, Tickellia hodgsoni
    • Hyliotas, genus Hyliota
      • Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Hyliota flavigaster
        Southern Hyliota, Hyliota australis
        Usambara Hyliota, Hyliota usambarae
        Violet-backed Hyliota, Hyliota violacea
    • Grassbirds, genera Chaetornis, Graminicola Megalurus and Schoenicola
      • Marsh Grassbird, Megalurus pryeri
        Tawny Grassbird, Megalurus timoriensis
        Little Grassbird, Megalurus gramineus
        Striated Grassbird, Megalurus palustris
        Fly River Grassbird, Megalurus albolimbatus
        Fernbird, Megalurus punctatus
        Chatham Islands Fernbird, Megalurus rufescens - extinct
        Bristled Grassbird, Chaetornis striatus
        Rufous-rumped Grassbird, Graminicola bengalensis
        Broad-tailed Grassbird, Schoenicola platyura
        Fan-tailed Grassbird, Schoenicola brevirostris
    • Songlarks, genus Cincloramphus
      • Brown Songlark, Cincloramphus cruralis
        Rufous Songlark, Cincloramphus mathewsi
    • Spinifex-bird, Eremiornis carteri
      Buff-banded Bushbird, Buettikoferella bivittata
    • Thicketbirds, genus Megalurulus
      • New Caledonian Grassbird, Megalurulus mariei
        Bismarck Thicketbird, Megalurulus grosvenori
        Bougainville Thicketbird, Megalurulus llaneae
        Guadalcanal Thicketbird, Megalurulus whitneyi
        Rusty Thicketbird, Megalurulus rubiginosus
    • Long-legged Warbler, Trichocichla rufa
      Wrentit, Chamaea fasciata
      Typical warblers, genus Sylvia
    • Parisoma warblers, genus Parisoma
      • Layard's Warbler, Parisoma layardi
        Rufous-vented Warbler, Parisoma subcaeruleum
        Brown Warbler, Parisoma lugens
        Banded Warbler, Parisoma boehmi
        Yemen Warbler, Parisoma buryi

The Newtonias are now considered vangas.

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