(Last Updated on : 23-12-2015)
Green Shrike-Babbler is an Indian Bird
that bears a scientific name "Pteruthius xanthochlorus
" found in the northern part of India and the north eastern part of Indian states.
Category of Green Shrike-Babbler
Green Shrike-Babbler is a bird species that was earlier placed in the family of Timaliidae
Family of Green Shrike-Babbler
The species of Green Shrike-Babbler is now considered to be an Asian offshoot of the American vireos and belongs to the Vireonidae
Sizes of Green Shrike-Babbler
This species is about 13 centimetres in length.
Colour of Green Shrike-Babbler
The male Green Shrike-Babbler has a grey head, with olive-green on its back. Its throat and breast are a pale ashy grey colour, with a yellow belly. The crown is blackish.
Structure of Green Shrike-Babbler
The female bird of Green Shrike-Babbler is slightly duller than the male and has a greyish crown.
Concentration of Green Shrike-Babbler
Green Shrike-Babbler is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Habitat of Green Shrike-Babbler
Green Shrike-Babbler is usually found in deciduous and coniferous forests, at altitudes of 2100-3000 meters above sea level, during most seasons. However, they may descend to lower altitudes in winter. In India, the species is found in Darjeeling
and Arunachal Pradesh
Feeding of Green Shrike-Babbler
The diet of Green Shrike-Babbler consists of insects such as ants and beetles as well as berries and seeds.
Breeding of Green Shrike-Babbler
The breeding season is mainly May and June. The nests are usually found about three to eight meters above the ground.