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Yedaiyanthittu Estuary
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Passeriformes > Vangidae

Malabar Woodshrike

Tephrodornis sylvicola

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Identification

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Large, dark woodshrike with ashy gray upperparts and darker gray wing panel and tail with a variable brownish tinge. A prominent black face mask surrounds the pale yellow iris. Underparts are white. Lacks the pale supercilium of the Common Woodshrike. Malabar Woodshrike typically inhabits tropical and subtropical lowland forests, both humid and dry, as well as clearings in evergreen forests. It is endemic to the Western Ghats region. This bird has a loud ringing call: “twee-tu, twee-tu, twee-tu.”

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