Red-naped Bush-shrike (Laniarius ruficeps) - HBW 14, p. 102
French: Gonolek à nuque rouge
Spanish: Bubú Nuquirrojo
Other common names: Red-naped Shrike, Red-crowned Shrike/Bush-shrike
Taxonomy: Dryoscopus ruficeps Shelley, 1885, Burao, Somalia.
Recent molecular-genetic studies indicate that this species is closest to L. erlangeri, the two composing a clade (lineage) that is deeper-branched than, or sister to, L. aethiopicus, L. turatii, L. ferrugineus, L. sublacteus, L. bicolor, L. barbarus, L. erythrogaster, L. mufumbiri and L. atroflavus. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ruficeps ( Shelley, 1885) - NW Somalia.
- rufinuchalis ( Sharpe, 1895) - EC, S & SE Ethiopia and C & S Somalia (except SE coast).
- kismayensis ( Erlanger, 1901) - S Somalia coastal lowlands and NE & SE Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
female in a bush Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (ssp rufinuchalis)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 4 years ago 13 sec 4.4
female moving through bush Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (ssp rufinuchalis)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 4 years ago 12 sec 4
partially obscured male in acacia, sings Locality Melka Guba, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp rufinuchalis)
Martin Kennewell 1 November 2010 1 year ago 39 sec 3.7
Locality Qoorlugud, Somalia (ssp ruficeps)
Nik Borrow 10 September 2010 1 year ago 4.5
Red-naped Bush-shrike (Laniarius ruficeps)
Locality Dawa River, SNNP Region, Ethiopia
Jacques Erard 15 October 2009 1 year ago 4.4
A male skulking in dense understory.
Locality Arero, Ethiopia (ssp rufinuchalis)
David Beadle 30 January 2009 2 years ago 3.8
A male sitting up and singing away in response to playback.
Locality Dawa River, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp rufinuchalis)
Mark Van Beirs 31 October 2014 21 weeks ago 3.5
A skulking male weaves its way through a crown of thorns towards our whistling, posing briefly in a "porthole".
Locality Hysuftu, Ethiopia
Christian Boix Hinzen 14 November 2009 5 years ago 0
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