July 23, 2017 – Green Shrike-babbler (Pteruthius xanthochlorus)

These small birds are found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam, in temperate broadleaf and conifer forests. They eat insects, including ants and beetles, as well as some berries and seeds, foraging alone, in pairs, or in small flocks. Breeding from April to August, they build purse or cradle-shaped nests from root fibers, lichen or moss, and other materials. Though they are classified as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN, their population is thought to be declining due to habitat destruction and fragmentation.


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