French: Allotrie de Blyth German: Rostflügel-Würgervireo Spanish: Vireo alcaudón cejiblanco
mountainous interior of Tenasserim, Myanmar
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. ripleyi
Biswas, 1960 – Himalayan Shrike-babbler – NE Pakistan E in W Himalayas to W Nepal.
P. a. validirostris
Koelz, 1951 – Chestnut-winged Shrike-babbler – Himalayas from C Nepal E to Bhutan and all NE Indian hill states, adjacent S China (SE Xizang) and NW & W Myanmar.
P. a. ricketti
Ogilvie-Grant, 1904 – Grey-breasted Shrike-babbler – NE Myanmar, S & SE China (WC Sichuan S to NW & W Yunnan and E to N Fujian, also Hainan) and N Indochina.
P. a. aeralatus
Blyth, 1855 – Blyth's Shrike-babbler – E & SE Myanmar (including N Tenasserim), most of Thailand, Laos, C Vietnam and S Cambodia.
P. a. schauenseei
Deignan, 1946 – S Thailand S of Isthmus of Kra.
P. a. cameranoi
Salvadori, 1879 – Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
P. a. robinsoni
Chasen & Kloss, 1931 – Borneo.
P. a. annamensis
Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – Da Lat Shrike-babbler – S Vietnam (S Annam) and adjacent extreme E Cambodia.
14 cm; 29–44 g. Medium-sized shrike-babbler with chestnut on tertials; male is black-crowned and white below, with bold white rear supercilium and grey upperparts;... read more
Sings with repeated loud strident rhythmic series of notes (typically 4–6 in Indonesia, 4–5 in... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, oak-rhododendron forest, coniferous forest, montane ericaceous... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including grasshoppers and locustids (Orthoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera); also berries,... read more
Season Apr–Jun in India, Myanmar and China; song in Bhutan Apr–Jul; Jan–Apr in Thailand and S Annam, Apr in Laos and Feb–Jun in Peninsular... read more
Resident; seasonal altitudinal displacements in Bhutan, Nepal and elsewhere in Himalayas,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Commonest shrike-babbler. In Pakistan, fairly common in Murree Hills but otherwise rare and local. Fairly common in Nepal. Common in... read more
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