Naung Mung Scimitar-babbler

Naung Mung Scimitar-babbler
Naung Mung Scimitar-babbler
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Jabouilleia
Species: J. naungmungensis
Binomial name
Jabouilleia naungmungensis
Rappole, Renner, Shwe & Sweet, 2005

The Naung Mung Scimitar-babbler (Jabouilleia naungmungensis) is a species of bird in the Old World babbler family, Timaliidae, described as new to science in 2005. The only other member of the genus Jabouilleia is the Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler.

Naung Mung Scimitar-babbler is found in temperate rainforest on steep, sub-Himalayan hillsides. It was discovered in February 2004 in the far north of Burma, and is named after the village of Naung Mung, the closest settlement to its discovery site.

It is believed to be fairly common within its range. Due to its recent description, its conservation status has not been formally evaluated, however.


  • 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.
  • Rappole, John H.; Renner, Swen C.; Shwe, Nay Myo & Sweet, Paul R. (2005): A new species of scimitar-babbler (Timaliidae: Jabouilleia) from the sub-Himalayan region of Myanmar Auk 122(4): 1064-1069. [English with Spanish abstract] DOI:[10.1642/0004-8038(2005)122[1064:ANSOST]2.0.CO;2 HTML abstract