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Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Tephrodornithidae
Genus Tephrodornis

Tephrodornis or woodshrikes, is a genus of passerines in the Tephrodornithidae family. They were formerly placed in the Campephagidae (cuckooshrikes) by some, as they are far more conventional in habitus than the rather bizarre typical helmetshrikes of genus Prionops. They may be rather close to the diverse vangas but for the time being are placed in the Tephrodornithidae.


It contains the following species:

Sri Lanka Woodshrike (Blyth, 1847) (Tephrodornis affinis)
Large Woodshrike (Raffles, 1822) (Tephrodornis gularis)
Common Woodshrike (Gmelin, 1789) (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)
Malabar Woodshrike (Jerdon, 1839) (Tephrodornis sylvicola)
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