Urosphena is a genus of Old World warblers in the family Cettiidae, formerly classified in the family Sylviidae. The genus was erected by Robert Swinhoe in 1877.

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Asian stubtail (Urosphena squameiceps)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cettiidae
Genus: Urosphena
R. Swinhoe, 1877

These warblers are generally brown on the upper parts and lighter in color below with a brown, gray, or yellowish wash. They are similar to genus Cettia but have shorter tails.[1]


Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
  Asian stubtail Urosphena squameiceps Taiwan, southeastern China, Nepal and Philippines
Timor stubtail Urosphena subulata Timor and northern and eastern adjacent islands.
Bornean stubtail Urosphena whiteheadi Borneo.
Pale-footed bush warbler Urosphena pallidipes Myanmar, Laos, northern Vietnam and southern China
Neumann's warbler Urosphena neumanni Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.