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Birds

Common
Woodshrike

Least Concern

Stable

Common Woodshrike

Tephrodornis pondicerianus

The Common Woodshrike is a species in the helmetshrike family. It is found in southern Asia where it occurs in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The subspecies in Sri Lanka is sometimes considered a separate species, the Sri Lanka Woodshrike.

It is a greyish brown bird with blackish stripe below the eye and White below. Male and female are alike. Shrikes always seen in pairs OR small parties on trees. They pearch on upright on the tress OR wires to hunt moths, beetles, caterpillars and other insects.

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Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    કાંટનો લટોરો
  • Kannada:
    ಅಡವಿಕೀಚುಗ, ಅಡವಿಕಳಿಂಗ
  • Malayalam:
    അസുരത്താൻ
  • Marathi:
    रानखाटीक
  • Nepali:
    टेन्था
  • Sanskrit:
    अरण्य लटूषक
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PASSERIFORMES
VANGIDAE
Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Common Woodshrike

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