White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina pectoralis) - HBW 10, p. 83
French: Échenilleur à ventre blanc
Spanish: Oruguero Pechiblanco
Other common names: Grey-throated/Black-chested Cuckoo-shrike
Taxonomy: Graucalus pectoralis Jardine and Selby, 1828, Sierra Leone.
Sometimes considered to form a superspecies with C. caesia, from which usually separated by altitude; the two are perhaps better treated as forming a species group, because plumages notably different. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Senegal S to Sierra Leone and E to W Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and W Kenya, and from S DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi and W & S Tanzania S to Angola, N Namibia, N Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and extreme NE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
high in the tree along the road Locality Marakissa, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 3 January 2012 4 years ago 41 sec 3.9
A bird in a dead tree and flying to another one Locality Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 17 December 2005 9 years ago 34 sec 3.1
Adult in tree
Locality Sakania, Haut-Katanga Province, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
nvoaden 12 May 2012 4 years ago 3.3
Single bird perched on tree branch
Locality Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province, South Africa
jmdebruyn 9 June 2008 4 years ago 3.3
An adult on a branch.
Locality Gosho Park, Marondera, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe
Balcha 17 January 2016 15 weeks ago 3.2
One bird on a branch. A male bird. Very peaceful. Not scared.
Locality Groenkloof Nature Reserve, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Sheleph 18 October 2013 2 years ago 3.2
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