Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae)

Pink-footed Puffback (Dryoscopus angolensis) - HBW 14, p. 94

French: Cubla à pieds roses German: Rotfuß-Schneeballwürger Spanish: Cubla Patirrosada

Taxonomy: Dryoscopus angolensis Hartlaub, 1860, Bembe, Loanda Province [= Uíge], Angola.
Apparently most closely allied to D. sabini, juveniles of the two being strikingly alike and females very similar to each other in plumage. Race boydi not well defined, possibly represents clinal variation and perhaps better merged with nominate. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • boydi Bannerman, 1938 - extreme SE Nigeria and W Cameroon.
  • angolensis Hartlaub, 1860 - S Gabon, S PRCongo, SW DRCongo and NW Angola.
  • nandensis Sharpe, 1900 - extreme S Sudan, NE & E DRCongo, W & S Uganda, extreme NW Tanzania, W Rwanda and W Kenya.
  • kungwensis Moreau, 1941 - Mt Kungwe Mahale (Mahare), in SW Tanzania.

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