Species of Thailand

Black-eared shrike-babbler

Pteruthius melanotis, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1847

(In Thai: นกเสือแมลงคอสีตาล)

The black-eared shrike-babbler (Pteruthius melanotis) is a bird species in the vireo family, Vireonidae. It was traditionally considered as an aberrant Old World babbler and formerly placed in the family Timaliidae. It was long noted that their habits resembled those of vireos, but this was previously ascribed to the result of convergent evolution. It is found in Southeast Asia from the Himalayas to western Malaysia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Vireonidae
Genus
Pteruthius
Species
Pteruthius melanotis

Common names

  • Thai: นกเสือแมลงคอสีตาล

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Black-eared shrike-babbler
Black-eared shrike-babbler
Black-eared shrike-babbler

Range Map

Distribution map of Black-eared shrike-babbler, Pteruthius melanotis in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
Range map of Pteruthius melanotis in Thailand