Tawny-faced Gnatwren (Microbates cinereiventris)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Polioptilidae
Genus: Microbates
P.L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873

Microbates is a genus of bird in the Polioptilidae family. Its name means ‘small creeper, walker’.[1][2]

It contains the following species:


  1. ^ βάτης. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project: bátes, ‘one that treads or covers’.
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. A & C Black. p. 254. ISBN 978-1-4081-2878-7. Gr. mikros small; batēs treader, walker [from bainō to tread]. 


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