Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae)

Doherty's Bush-shrike (Telophorus dohertyi) - HBW 14, p. 119

French: Gonolek de Doherty German: Rotstirnwürger 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.