Trilling Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius aenobarbus Scientific name definitions

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

Photos from this Account

Female Trilling Shrike-Babbler.

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.

Male Trilling Shrike-Babbler.

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.

Female frontal view.

Forehead peach-buff, wing fringes mainly greenish, and wingbars (that are equally as broad as on the male) buffish.

Female dorsal view.
Female ventral view.
Male lateral view.

Dark chestnut lower forehead bordered above by a short bright yellow forecrown, shading to yellow-tinged olive-green over the rest of the crown and upperparts; overall wing pattern appears black with two striking white bars.

Male frontal view.

Lores and area around the eye are black, eye-ring white, with a grayish-white postocular supercilium becoming purer gray above and vertically behind the yellow-green ear-coverts; chin and upper cheeks to central throat are dark chestnut, bordered yellow on the lower cheeks, with the neck sides, breast sides, and belly to vent yellow.

Male ventral view.
Female in its habitat; Jawa Barat, Jawa, Indonesia.
Bird feeding on insect larvae.

Macaulay Library Photos for Trilling Shrike-Babbler

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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