Shrikes (Laniidae)

Mackinnon's Shrike (Lanius mackinnoni) - HBW 13, p. 791

French: Pie-grièche de Mackinnon German: Mackinnonwürger Spanish: Alcaudón de Mackinnon
Other common names: Mackinnon’s Fiscal/Grey Shrike

Taxonomy: Lanius mackinnoni Sharpe, 1891, Kikuyu (= Bugemaia, Kavirondo), Kenya.
Affiliations unclear; may be closely related to L. collaris. W populations named as geographical race zenkerianus (described from Younde, in S Cameroon), but considered inseparable from birds elsewhere in species’ range. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Nigeria (Obodu Plateau) and SW Cameroon S to S PRCongo and NW Angola (S at least as far as Quiculungo), and N DRCongo E to extreme W Kenya and S to SW Uganda, W Rwanda, Burundi and NW & N Tanzania.

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