Babblers (Timaliidae)

Green Shrike-babbler (Pteruthius xanthochlorus) - HBW 12, p. 285

French: Allotrie verte German: Vireowürgertimalie 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.