Himalayan Shrike-Babbler

Himalayan Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius ripleyi

Himalayan Shrike-Babbler

Here the details of the Himalayan Shrike-Babbler named bird below:

SCI Name:  Pteruthius ripleyi
Protonym:  Pteruthius validirostris ripleyi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 80 p.106
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Vireonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  himshb1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1960
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.

Dr Sidney Dillon Ripley II (1913-2001) US spymaster, ornithologist, conservationist, explorer, Secretary of the Smithsonian Inst. 1964-1984 (syn. Aethopyga nipalensis koelzi, subsp. Cettia castaneocoronata, subsp. Collocalia linchi, subsp. Crateroscelis robusta, syn. Chrysocorythus estherae vanderbilti, subsp. Edolisoma mindanense, ‡Gallirallus, subsp. Hydrornis irena, subsp. Neocrex colombiana, subsp. Pellorneum ruficeps, subsp. Phodilus assimilis, subsp. Pteruthius aeralatus).