Common Woodshrike
Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Malaconotoidea
Family: Vangidae
Subfamily: Tephrodornithinae
Genus: Tephrodornis
Swainson, 1832

Tephrodornis gularis
Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Tephrodornis is a bird genus in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, commonly known as the woodshrikes. They were formerly placed in the Campephagidae (cuckoo-shrikes) by some, as they are far more conventional in habitus than the rather bizarre typical helmetshrikes of genus Prionops.

There are only two species:


  1. ^ Large Wood-shrike (Tephrodornis virgatus), Internet Bird Collection. Accessed 3 January 2010.


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