Mount Kupe Bush-shrike (Chlorophoneus kupeensis) - HBW 14, p. 113
French: Gonolek du Kupé
Spanish: Bubú del Kupé
Other common names: Kupé (Mountain)/Serle's Bush-shrike
Taxonomy: Chlorophoneus kupeensis Serle, 1951, Kupé Mountain, Kumba Division, Cameroon.
Genus sometimes subsumed in Malaconotus or in Telophorus. Affinities of this species obscure; appears intermediate between latter genus and present one in size and bill size (but underwing pattern like Malaconotus), has palate orange, not black (as other bush-shrikes), and voice more like that of a babbler (Timaliidae) than that of a bush-shrike. Perhaps best allocated its own monotypic genus, pending study and clarification of its characters. Monotypic.
Distribution: Extreme SE Nigeria (NE Cross River National Park) and uplands of SW Cameroon.
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Mount Kupe Bush-shrike, adult with type specimens inset.
Locality Mount Kupe, Cameroon
Mark Andrews 10 April 2000 3 years ago 3
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