Red-billed Helmet-shrike (Prionops caniceps) - HBW 14, p. 138
French: Bagadais à bec rouge
Spanish: Prionopo Piquirrojo
Other common names: Red-billed Shrike, Chestnut-bellied/Western Helmet-shrike
Taxonomy: Sigmodus caniceps Bonaparte, 1850, West Africa = Boutry (Butré) River, Ghana.
Forms a superspecies, and often considered conspecific, with P. rufiventris. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- caniceps ( Bonaparte, 1850) - SW Mali (including Mandingues Mts), Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Ghana and S Togo.
- harterti ( Neumann, 1908) - Benin, Nigeria and W Cameroon.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
underside/side view of adult moving in treetop Locality Krabo Forest, Western Region, Ghana (ssp caniceps)
Martin Kennewell 8 December 2010 3 years ago 16 sec 2.8
Close up of perched bird Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp caniceps)
mark sutton 30 November 2010 3 years ago 13 sec 2.5
An adult in flight
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp caniceps )
Lars Petersson 24 January 2013 5 weeks ago 4
A front view of an adult bird
Locality Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ashanti Region, Ghana (ssp caniceps )
Lars Petersson 29 January 2013 5 weeks ago 4
Locality Ghana (ssp caniceps)
Adam Riley 2 years ago 3.9
Two birds perched
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp caniceps)
Arthur Grosset 27 May 2011 2 years ago 3.8
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