Trilling Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius aenobarbus Scientific name definitions

Guy M. Kirwan, Nigel Collar, and Craig Robson
Version: 2.0 — Published May 20, 2022

Diet and Foraging


Very few data or even anecdotal descriptions pertain to this species specifically; however, these aspects of the species’ life history are assumed to be similar to those of other Pteruthius.


Food Capture and Consumption

Found singly or in pairs, which often join mixed-species flocks in the mid-canopy (18, 19). Like other shrike-babblers, its movements are comparatively slow and sluggish.


Major Food Items

Not specifically described, however the species is likely to forage on fruits and small insects.

Recommended Citation

Kirwan, G. M., N. Collar, and C. Robson (2022). Trilling Shrike-Babbler (Pteruthius aenobarbus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (B. K. Keeney, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.cfsbab1.02