The Shrike-babblers is a group of small birds in the genus Pteruthius. They are native to the Indomalayan ecozone, and traditionally placed in the family Timaliidae, although genetic work suggests they belong in the otherwise New World family Vireonidae. Most species are found in montane forests, with some species descending down to lower altitudes during the winter.
The Shrike-babblers range in size from 11.5–20 cm in length and 10-48 g. They are divergent in plumage and size but all possess a stout black hooked bill, short rictal bristles and a distinctive juvenile plumage. They all exhibit sexual dimorphism in plumage, with the males generally brighter. The song is simple and monotonous.
None of the species are considered threatened by human activities.
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