Tephrodornithidae – Woodshrikes and allies

Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) by Nikhil Devasar

Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) by Nikhil Devasar

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” (Genesis 1:20 ESV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Tephrodornithidae – Woodshrikes and allies

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Species (8)

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus)
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus)
Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis virgatus)
Malabar Woodshrike (Tephrodornis sylvicola)
Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)
Sri Lanka Woodshrike (Tephrodornis affinis)
Rufous-winged Philentoma (Philentoma pyrhoptera)
Maroon-breasted Philentoma (Philentoma velata)


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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery

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Tephrodornithidae is a proposed family of birds that includes the genera Hemipus, Tephrodornis and Philentoma. The family was proposed in 2006 on the basis of a molecular phylogenetic study by Moyle which showed a close relation between Hemipus and Tephrodornis.[1] The family is however not well supported and others argue for a broader treatment of the genera under the Vangidae. (IOC accepts this family.)  (Wikipedia with editing)

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