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Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae)

Sooty Boubou (Laniarius leucorhynchus) - HBW 14, p. 98

French: Gonolek fuligineux German: Schwarzwürger Spanish: Bubú Sombrío

Taxonomy: Telophonus leucorhynchus Hartlaub, 1848, Elmina, Ghana.
Recent DNA analyses indicate that this species may be as closely related to the black-and-scarlet S African L. atrococcineus as it is to the similarly all-black low-latitude L. poensis, L. fuelleborni and L. funebris. Monotypic.

Distribution: Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to SW Ghana and N Togo, and SE Nigeria E to extreme SW Sudan (Bengengai) and Uganda, S to extreme NW & NE Angola (Cabinda, N Lunda Norte) and C DRCongo.

  • Least Concern
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