Papyrus Gonolek (Laniarius mufumbiri) - HBW 14, p. 112
French: Gonolek des papyrus
Spanish: Bubú de los Papiros
Other common names: Papyrus Bush-shrike, Mufumbiri Gonolek/Shrike/Bush-shrike, Yellow-crowned Gonolek(!)
Taxonomy: Laniarius mufumbiri Ogilvie-Grant, 1911, Mufumbiro Volcanoes = Vichumbi, Lake Edward, DRCongo.
Closely related to L. atroflavus, but the two are better treated as independent species, rather than as a superspecies; their closest allies are L. barbarus and L. erythrogaster, the four constituting a lineage that is sister to the cluster comprising L. aethiopicus, L. turatii, L. ferrugineus, L. bicolor and L. luehderi. Monotypic.
Distribution: W & S Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, extreme E DRCongo (Vichumbi, Rutshuru), NW Tanzania, and SW Kenya (shores of L Victoria SE to Kisumu, Yala Swamp and Kendu Bay).
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A bird in a papyrus bed, alert and calling Locality Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 26 August 2006 7 years ago 32 sec 4
calling from top of papyrus bed Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 May 2004 2 years ago 7 sec 3.5
bird coming out Locality Kisoro, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 16 September 2010 3 years ago 5 sec 2.8
PhotosSee all 8 photos
Adult in Papyrus swamp
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Greg and Yvonne Dean 21 February 2013 45 weeks ago 4.7
While walking on a dirt road this gonolek briefly appeared in the brush.
Locality Jinja, Uganda
Lee Hunter 26 July 2012 1 year ago 4.2
rare bird in Uganda
Locality Mabamba Wetland, Uganda
Jacek Nalepa 25 November 2012 1 year ago 4.2
Bird sitting on the papyrus
Locality Mabamba Wetland, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Arti 6 February 2011 2 years ago 4.2
Papyrus Gonolek (Laniarius mufumbiri)
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda
Jacques Erard 15 August 2010 22 weeks ago 4
Perched on papyrus
Locality Bare, East Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 17 January 2010 3 years ago 3.6