Green Shrike-babbler (Pteruthius xanthochlorus) - HBW 12, p. 285
French: Allotrie verte
Spanish: Timalí-alcaudón Verde
Taxonomy: Pteruthius xanthochlorus J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray, 1847, Nepal.
Relationships of genus uncertain; most of recent studies suggest that it does not belong in current family, and recent molecular analyses indicate that it should be placed in the New World family Vireonidae. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- occidentalis Harington, 1913 - W Himalayas from NE Pakistan E to W Nepal.
- xanthochlorus J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847 - C Nepal E to Bhutan, NE India (C Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent S China (SE Xizang).
- hybrida Harington, 1913 - NE India (Nagaland S to Mizoram) and W Myanmar.
- pallidus (David, 1871) - N Myanmar, and SC & SE China from SE Gansu and S Shaanxi S to W & N Sichuan, Yunnan (except S) and S Guizhou, and S Zhejiang and N Fujian.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
On a branch
Locality Mandala Road, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp xanthochlorus)
Morten Venaas 18 March 2010 1 year ago 4.3
Perched in a tree
Locality Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp xanthochlorus)
Jan Wendeby 16 January 2008 38 weeks ago 3.8
An individual perched on a branch.
Locality Mount Victoria (Nat Ma Taung), Chin State, Myanmar (ssp hybrida)
James Eaton 1 February 2011 2 years ago 3.7
An elusive bird.
Locality Punakha District, Bhutan (ssp xanthochlorus)
Ken Havard 13 April 2011 2 years ago 3.6