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Species of Thailand

Large woodshrike

Tephrodornis virgatus

Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824

In Thai: นกเฉี่ยวดงหางสีน้ำตาล

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.

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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

Tephrodornis virgatus

Common names

  • Thai: นกเฉี่ยวดงหางสีน้ำตาล


  • 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)


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Large woodshrike
Large woodshrike

Range Map

Distribution map of Large woodshrike, Tephrodornis virgatus in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Dong Yai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Erawan National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Khitchakut National Park
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Hoi Khong District, Songkhla
  • Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Khun Nan National Park
  • Ko Lanta National Park
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Pak Thale
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phanom Dong Rak Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat
  • Ta Phraya National Park
  • Tai Rom Yen National Park
  • Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Thong Pha Phum National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Tephrodornis virgatus in Thailand