Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae)

Papyrus Gonolek (Laniarius mufumbiri) - HBW 14, p. 112

French: Gonolek des papyrus German: Papyrusw├╝rger 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).