Broadbills (Eurylaimidae)

Grey-headed Broadbill (Smithornis sharpei) - HBW 8, p. 83

French: Eurylaime à tête grise German: Graukopf-Breitrachen Spanish: Eurilaimo Cabecigrís

Taxonomy: Smithornis sharpei Alexander, 1903, Mount Ysabel, 4000 ft [1220 m], Bioko.
Considered more closely related to S. capensis than is S. rufolateralis. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • zenkeri Reichenow, 1903 - extreme SE Nigeria, W & S Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Mbini), N Gabon, NW Congo and SW Central African Republic.
  • sharpei Alexander, 1903 - Bioko (Fernando Póo).
  • eurylaemus Neumann, 1923 - E Zaire.

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