Thai National Parks

Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Large woodshrike

In Thai: นกเฉี่ยวดงหางสีน้ำตาล

Binomial name: Tephrodornis virgatus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824

The large woodshrike (Tephrodornis virgatus) is found in south-eastern Asia, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. Its natural habitats are temperate forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Taxonomy and systematics

It is usually placed in the family Vangidae. The Malabar woodshrike is sometimes considered conspecific with the large woodshrike.

This article uses material from Wikipedia released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike Licence 3.0. Eventual photos shown in this page may or may not be from Wikipedia, please see the license details for photos in photo by-lines.

Scientific classification

Tephrodornis virgatus

Common names

  • Thai:
    • นกเฉี่ยวดงหางสีน้ำตาล
    • นกเฉี่ยวดงหางสีน้ำตาล, nok chiew dong haang see namtaan


  • Tephrodornis virgatus annectens, Herbert Christopher Robinson & Cecil Boden Kloss, 1918

    Range: Northern Thai-Malay Peninsula

  • Tephrodornis virgatus frenatus, Johann Büttikofer, 1887

    Range: Borneo

  • Tephrodornis virgatus fretensis, Herbert Christopher Robinson & Cecil Boden Kloss, 1920

    Range: Southern Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra

  • Tephrodornis virgatus hainanus, William Robert Ogilvie-Grant, 1910

    Range: North Indochina and Hainan (South China)

  • Tephrodornis virgatus jugans, Herbert Girton Deignan, 1948

    Range: South Myanmar and North Thailand

  • Tephrodornis virgatus latouchei, Norman Boyd Kinnear, 1925

    Range: S/E China (Fujian)

  • Tephrodornis virgatus mekongensis, Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, 1946

    Range: East and South Thailand, Cambodia and South Indochina

  • Tephrodornis virgatus pelvicus, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1837

    Range: East Himalayas (Nepal to Assam) to North Myanmar

  • Tephrodornis virgatus verney, Norman Boyd Kinnear, 1924

    Range: S/W Thailand

  • Tephrodornis virgatus virgatus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824

    Range: Coastal S/W and extreme south Sumatra and Java


  • Tephrodornis virgatus, Temminck (1824)
  • Tephrodornis gularis, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1822)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Large woodshrike, Tephrodornis virgatus in Thailand
Range map of Tephrodornis virgatus in Thailand