Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Trilling Shrike-Babbler|
|French||Allotrie à front marron|
|Serbian||Biglišuća svračkolika brbljuša|
|Spanish||Vireo Alcaudón Trinador|
|Spanish (Spain)||Vireo alcaudón trinador|
|Turkish||Kızıl Alınlı Kasapkuşu|
Guy M. Kirwan revised the account and standardized the content with Clements taxonomy. Arnau Bonan Barfull curated the media.
Pteruthius aenobarbus (Temminck, 1836)
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Trilling Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius aenobarbus Scientific name definitions
Version: 2.0 — Published May 20, 2022
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A small, strikingly marked shrike-babbler which has several similar-looking but entirely allopatric congeners. Females are predominantly yellow and gray, and are browner in comparison to males (but still quite distinctive in range), with cinnamon and gray wingbars, a pale cinnamon tinge on the forehead, and paler whitish underparts. Males have a broad chestnut-brown forehead, throat and upper breast, a broad silver-gray eyestripe and eye-ring, contrasting black and white wingbars, and otherwise very yellow underparts and olive-green upperparts.
Similar Species Summary
Distinctive in range.
The formerly conspecific Clicking Shrike-Babbler (Pteruthius intermedius) is very similar in plumage but more distinctive with respect to its vocalizations; P. i. intermedius apparently differs only in ‘the hues of coloration’ and its less pronounced sexual dimorphism, with females having a more vivid yellow coloration below (1). Black-eared Shrike-Babbler (Pteruthius melanotis) differs in having a black ear-covert patch (in both sexes) and a more male-like female plumage.