Doherty's Bush-shrike (Telophorus dohertyi) - HBW 14, p. 119
French: Gonolek de Doherty
Spanish: Bubú de Doherty
Taxonomy: Laniarius dohertyi Rothschild, 1901, Kikuyu Escarpment, Kenya.
Molecular-genetic studies suggest that genus is more closely allied to Chlorophoneus and Laniarius than to the clade formed by Malaconotus, Dryoscopus and Tchagra, although has been thought to link arboreal Chlorophoneus and semi-terrestrial Tchagra. Present species forms a superspecies with T. viridis; the two have conventionally been grouped in Chlorophoneus, but studies of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA support their placement in present genus. Monotypic.
Distribution: E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda, W Burundi and W Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A perched male singing Locality Ruhija, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 10 September 2006 6 years ago 29 sec 4.5
foraging successfully - finds caterpillar Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 3 June 2004 2 years ago 22 sec 3.5
front view, singing below canopy Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 2 June 2004 2 years ago 32 sec 3
A bird perched on a branch and moving in dense vegetation Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Rigdon Currie 31 July 2004 7 years ago 25 sec 2.9