Herbivocula Swinhoe, P. Z. S., 1871, p 354. Type, H. schivarzi (Radde).
The genus Herbivocula is very like the next genus, Phyllosco]pvsr differing principally in its much thicker bill. The one species which visits India is migratory. It has two moults but practically no seasonal change of plumage. The bill is very stout and deep for a Warbler and about equal to one-third the length of the head; there are three strong rictal bristles and the supplementary bristles are ample, but short, not covering the nostrils; the first primary is large and the second about equal to the eighth.