Shrikes (Laniidae)

Uhehe Fiscal (Lanius marwitzi) - HBW 13, p. 793

French: Pie-grièche de Tanzanie German: Reichenowwürger Spanish: Alcaudón Tanzano
Other common names: Uhehe Shrike

Taxonomy: Lanius marwitzi Reichenow, 1901, Ngomingi, Uhehe (Iringa District), Tanzania.
Forms a superspecies with L. collaris and L. newtoni, and all three formerly treated as conspecific. Inhabits highland areas, thus ecologically segregated from L. collaris and apparently not interbreeding with it (and very little intergradation with local race humeralis of latter), but intermediates sometimes mentioned; further morphological and genetic study required. Monotypic.

Distribution: Highlands from NE to SC Tanzania (Mpwapwa and Ukagurus S to Njombe, Mt Rungwe and Tukuyu).

  • Least Concern
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