Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae)

Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike (Campephaga phoenicea) - HBW 10, p. 109

French: Échenilleur à épaulettes rouges German: Rotschulter-Raupenfresser Spanish: Oruguero Hombrorrojo

Taxonomy: Ampelis phoenicea Latham, 1790, Gambia.
Forms a superspecies with C. petiti and C. flava. Where breeding range overlaps with that of latter (in SW Ethiopia and W Kenya), no intermediate males known; extralimitally (in C & E Kenya), some females have extent of yellow in tail intermediate between that shown by present species and that of typical C. flava, suggesting possible incomplete genetic isolation. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme S Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia E to S Chad, S Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, S to Sierra Leone, N Ivory Coast, SE Ghana, SE Cameroon, N PRCongo, N DRCongo, Uganda and extreme W Kenya.

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