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Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) at Sindhrot near Vadodara, Gujrat Pix 102.jpg
Common woodshrike
Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tephrodornithidae
Genus: Tephrodornis
Swainson, 1832

Tephrodornis is a bird genus in the family Tephrodornithidae, commonly known as the woodshrikes. 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.

There are four species:


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