Crested Malimbe (Malimbus malimbicus) - HBW 15, p. 195
French: Malimbe huppé
Spanish: Malimbo Crestado
Taxonomy: Tanagra malimbica Daudin, 1802, Malembo, Cabinda, Angola.
Differences between nominate race and larger-billed crassirostris possibly due to clinal variation, and latter perhaps better subsumed in nominate. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nigrifrons ( Hartlaub, 1855) - S Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana and Togo.
- malimbicus ( Daudin, 1802) - S Nigeria, S Cameroon, SW Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, PRCongo, W DRCongo (around mouth of R Congo) and NW Angola (Cabinda and Cuanza Norte).
- crassirostris E. J. O. Hartert, 1919 - SE Central African Republic, N, W & E DRCongo, and W & SW Uganda.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Side view of bird in tree with thorns.
Locality Uganda (ssp crassirostris)
Pete Morris 8 August 2006 30 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Antwikwaa, Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp nigrifrons)
Nik Borrow 21 April 2012 2 years ago 4
Male at nest site
Locality Korup National Park, Southwest Province, Cameroon (ssp malimbicus)
Nik Borrow 31 March 2011 3 years ago 3.9
A male in a dense canopy
Locality Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ashanti Region, Ghana (ssp nigrifrons )
Lars Petersson 29 January 2013 25 weeks ago 3.7
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