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Species of Thailand

Pied shrike-babbler

Binomial name: Pteruthius flaviscapis, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1835

The pied shrike-babbler (Pteruthius flaviscapis) 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 endemic to Java. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the White-browed shrike-babbler.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Turdidae
Genus
Pteruthius
Species
Pteruthius flaviscapis

Conservation status

NR:Not Recognised (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Range map of Pteruthius flaviscapis in Thailand