Black-headed Shrike-Babbler

Black-headed Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius rufiventer

Black-headed Shrike-Babbler

Here the details of the Black-headed Shrike-Babbler named bird below:

SCI Name:  Pteruthius rufiventer
Protonym:  Pt[eruthius}. rufiventer J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 11 p.183
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Vireonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bhsbab1
Type Locality:  no locality; Darjeeling, West Bengal, apud Baker.
Publish Year:  1842
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.

rufiventer / rufiventra / rufiventre / rufiventris
Mod. L. rufiventris  red-bellied  < L. rufus  ruddy, rufous; venter, ventris  belly.
● ex “Pepoazá vientre roxizo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 205, and “Pepoaza à ventre rougeâtre” of Vieillot 1819 (Neoxolmis).
● ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
● ex “Traquet à Cul Roux” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 188, fig. 2 (syn. Saxicoloides fulicatus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche de l’île de Bourbon” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 572, fig. 3, and “Rufous-vented Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Setophaga ruticilla).
● ex “Velvet-headed Flycatcher” of Latham 1823 (Terpsiphone).