Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae)

Sabine's Puffback (Dryoscopus sabini) - HBW 14, p. 94

French: Cubla à gros bec German: Dickschnabel-Schneeballwürger Spanish: Cubla de Sabine
Other common names: Large-billed Puffback

Taxonomy: Thamnophilus sabini J. E. Gray, 1831, Sierra Leone.
Differs from congeners in bill morphology, and has diagnostic whistle call. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sabini ( J. E. Gray, 1831) - Sierra Leone E to S Nigeria.
  • melanoleucus ( J. Verreaux & É. Verreaux, 1851) - Cameroon S, discontinuously, to N Angola and patchily in NE, C & S DRCongo.