Shrikes (Laniidae)

Souza's Shrike (Lanius souzae) - HBW 13, p. 779

French: Pie-grièche de Souza German: Rostmantelwürger Spanish: Alcaudón de Souza

Taxonomy: Lanius souzae Bocage, 1878, Caconda, Angola.
May form a superspecies with L. gubernator. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • souzae Bocage, 1878 - S PRCongo, SW DRCongo and Angola (excluding W & S).
  • burigi Chapin, 1950 - Rwanda, Burundi and W Tanzania.
  • tacitus Clancey, 1970 - SE Angola (Cuando Cubango) E to SE DRCongo (Katanga), Zambia, Malawi, W Mozambique, extreme N Zimbabwe and NE Namibia, probably also in N Namibia (Okavango) and N Botswana (R Chobe).

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