The following is based on analysis of dictionaries and other sources. Comments and corrections welcome. Malaysian names are now being updated. For consistency, Vietnamese bird names (except for ducks and chickens) are preceded by the word Chim meaning 'bird'. Ornithological lists mostly omit this as understood. Hover over Green Lettering Green lettering at this site hides a tool tip with glosses, further explanations, etc. Hover cursor to reveal. to see additional information.
The Pnoepygidae are a small family resulting from the split-up of the Timaliidae assemblage of babblers. (Others include the Timaliidae, Pellorneidae, Leiothrichidae, and Vireonidae, and parts of the Zosteropidae and Sylviidae.)
The pnoepygid wren-babblers are known as Khướư đất đuôi cụt 'short-tailed ground babbler' in Vietnamese. The name Khướư đất 'ground babbler' is shared with he genera Spelaeornis and Elachura (now in the Timalidae), all of which are known as 'wren babblers' in English. Khướư 'babbler' is a familiar word in Vietnam used for various kinds of babbler popular as cage birds, and was ornithologically extended to many babblers in the old Timaliidae assemblage.
SCIENTIFIC & WESTERN
S. E. ASIAN
Scaly-breasted wren babbler
Greater Wren Babbler
Turdinule à ventre blanc
|Chim Khướư đất đuôi cụt
'short-tailed ground-babbler (bird)' (12, 34)
'scaly breasted wren-babbler' (1, 2, 3, 4)
'large scaly-breasted wren-babbler' (5)
'large scaly wren-babbler' (alt in 5)
hime sazai chime-dori
'princess wren babbler-bird'
Pygmy scaly-breasted wren babbler
Lesser wren babbler
Lesser Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler
|Chim Khướư đất đuôi cụt Pigmi
'pygmy short-tailed ground-babbler (bird)' (12)
Chim Khướư đất Pigmi
'pygmy ground-babbler (bird)' (13)
Chim Khướư đất đuôi cụt vảy nhỏ
'small scaled short-tailed ground-babbler (bird)' (34)
'small scale-breasted wren-babbler'
'small scaly wren-babbler' (alt in 1, 5)
nók cŭu-têen cĭw
'tiny dancing very-short bird'
|Burung Rimba Kerdil
'dwarf jungle-bird' (26)
Burung Rimba Lompat
'hopping jungle-bird' (24)
Burung Rimba Hujan Kerdil
'dwarf rain-jungle-bird' (cf pittas and broadbills) (27)
| Burung Berencet Kerdil
'dwarf wrenbabbler (bird)'
ศิวะ sì-wá 'Shiva' from Sanskrit and Pali śiva is the name of a popular Hindu god.
中国鸟类种和亚种分类名录大全（修订版） 郑作新 著 科学出版社 北京 2000年
A Complete Checklist of Species and Subspecies of the Chinese Birds (Revised Edition) by Cheng Tso-Hsin, Science Press, Beijing 2000
中国鸟类分类与分布名录 主编：郑光美 科学出版社 北京 2005年
A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of China Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2005
中国鸟类野外手册（中文版）约翰・马敬能、卡伦・菲利普斯，合作者：荷芬奇，翻译：卢和芬 湖南教育出版社 长沙 2000年
A Field Guide to the Birds of China (Chinese translation) by John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps, in collaboration with He Fen-qi, translated by Lu Hefen, Hunan Jiaoyu Chubanshe (Hunan Educational Press) Changsha 2000
世界鸟类分类与分布名录 主编：郑光美 科学出版社 北京 2002年
A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of the World Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2002
世界鸟类名称（拉丁文、汉文、英文对照）第二版 郑作新等 科学出版社 北京 2002年
Birds of the World (Latin, Chinese and English Names) 2nd ed. by Cheng Tso-Hsin et al, Science Press, Beijing 2002
Danh Lục Chim Việt Nam (In lần thứ hai) (Checklist of the Birds of Vietnam) Võ Quý, Nguyễn Cử, Nhà Xuất Bản Nông Nghiệp, Hà Nội 1999
Chim Việt Nam Nguyễn Cử, Lê Trọng Trải, Karen Phillipps; Nhà Xuất Bản Lao Động - Xã Hội, 2000
Senarai Nama-nama Burung Semenanjung Malaysia dan Asia Tenggara by Ismail, Abdul Rahman, Perhilitan (Jabatam Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara, Semenanjung Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur 1981
(List of the Names of Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Southeast Asia by Ismail, Abdul Rahman, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 1981)
A Field Guide to the Birds of West Malaysia and Singapore by Jeyarajasingam, Allen and Alan Pearson, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1999
The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula: Vol. 2 - Passerines by Wells, David R., Christopher Helm, A&C Black, London 2007
Danh Lục Các Loài Chim ở Việt Nam (Latinh, Việt, Pháp, Hán) Trần Văn Chánh 2008-2009