Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Pteruthius melanotis, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1847
The Black-eared Shrike-babbler (Pteruthius melanotis) is a bird species traditionally considered an aberrant Old World babbler and placed in the family Timaliidae. But as it seems, it belongs to an Asian offshoot of the American vireos and may well belong in the Vireonidae. Indeed, since long it was noted that their habits resemble those of vireos, but this was believed to be the result of convergent evolution.
It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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- Pteruthius melanotis
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Range map of Pteruthius melanotis in Thailand
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