Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Pteruthius aeralatus, Edward Blyth, 1855
Blyth's Shrike-babbler (Pteruthius aeralatus) is a bird species found in the eastern Himalayas and Southeast Asia from northern Burma to southern Cambodia. Like others in the genus it is found in montane forests. Males and females have different plumages and variations occur through its range with several populations being treated as subspecies. It is part of a cryptic species complex and was earlier lumped as a subspecies of the White-browed Shrike-babbler.
Blyth's Shrike-babbler is sexually dimorphic. There are many variations between the populations and some are more distinctive than others but they may not be easy to diagnose in the field. In general appearance it is very similar to the Himalayan Shrike-babbler but all subspecies with the exception of validirostris have the tertials of males partly coloured rufous and partly fulvous.
The common name commemorates Edward Blyth (1810–1873), who published the description and notes based on Samuel Tickell's specimen. It was earlier called Tickell's Shrike-Tit.
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- Pteruthius aeralatus
NR:Not Recognised (IUCN3.1)
Range map of Pteruthius aeralatus in Thailand
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