Bocage's Bush-shrike (Chlorophoneus bocagei) - HBW 14, p. 113
French: Gonolek à front blanc
Spanish: Bubú de Bocage
Other common names: Grey/Grey-green Bush-shrike
Taxonomy: Laniarius bocagei Reichenow, 1894, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Genus sometimes subsumed in Malaconotus or in Telophorus; also, present species has been placed in Dryoscopus and Laniarius. May be closely allied with C. olivaceus. A specimen from Entebbe (Uganda), named as C. andaryae, was probably a hybrid between present species and C. sulfureopectus. Proposed race ansorgei (described from N'dalatando, in NW Angola), supposedly with slightly paler back, treated as synonym of nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bocagei ( Reichenow, 1894) - SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau) and S Cameroon S to NW Angola.
- jacksoni ( Sharpe, 1901) - NE & SC DRCongo, Uganda and W Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched in a tree
Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp jacksoni)
Frederic Pelsy 10 October 2015 21 weeks ago 4
Locality Bakossi Mountains, Southwest Province, Cameroon (ssp bocagei)
Nik Borrow 26 March 2011 2 years ago 3.8
Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Markus Lilje 29 June 2015 38 weeks ago 3.3
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