Trilling Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius aenobarbus

Trilling Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius aenobarbus

Trilling Shrike-Babbler

SCI Name:  Pteruthius aenobarbus
Protonym:  Allotrius aenobarbus Pl.Col. livr.99 pl.589 fig.2
Category:  Passeriformes / Vireonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cfsbab1
Type Locality:  Java.
Publish Year:  1836
IUCN Status:  


(Vireonidae; Ϯ White-browed Shrike-babbler P. aeralatus validirostris) Gr. πτερον pteron  wing; ερυθαινω eruthainō  to dye red  < ερυθραινω eruthrainō  to paint red  < ερυθρος eruthros  red; "26. Genus, PTERUTHIUS*.   ...   Bill short, compressed, thick; the tip shrike-like, hooked and deeply notched; culmen considerably arched; gonys ascending.  Nostrils basal, the aperture ovate or round.  Rictus slightly bristled, wide.  Wings very short, rounded.  Tail short, broad, rounded; the tips very obtuse.  Tarsi smooth, pale.   Type.—Lanius erythropterus, GOULD'S Century.  Nepaul.   ...   *Th. πτερον ala, et ερυθιαω sum ruber." (Swainson 1832); "Pteruthius Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer., 2 (1831), p. 491. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Lanius erythropterus Gould, i.e., Vigors = Pteruthius flaviscapis validirostris Koelz." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 385). This genus was traditionally placed in the Timaliidae, hence the substantive name.
Var. PterutiusPterythrius, Ptererythrius.
Synon. Aenopogon, Allotrius, Hilarocichla.

L. aenobarbus  red-bearded  < aeneus  of a bronze colour  < aes, aeris  bronze; barba  beard.