Yellow-billed Shrike (Corvinella corvina) - HBW 13, p. 794
Corvinelle à bec jaune
Other common names: (Western) Long-tailed Shrike(!)
corvinus Shaw, 1809, no locality = Senegal.
Treated as congeneric with C. melanoleuca on basis mainly of similarities in morphology (e.g. long tail), vocal communication patterns, and social behaviour (co-operative breeding, gregariousness). Races intergrade, and intermediate individuals exist. Race caliginosa sometimes merged with affinis. Proposed race chapini (from Kavirondo, in Kenya) synonymized with affinis. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- corvina (Shaw, 1809) - extreme S Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia S to Guinea-Bissau and N Guinea, E to Burkina Faso, SW Niger and NW Nigeria.
- togoensis Neumann, 1900 - S part of range from W Guinea and Sierra Leone E to C & E Nigeria, N Cameroon, Central African Republic, S Chad and W & C Sudan.
- caliginosa Friedmann & Bowen, 1933 - S Bahr el Ghazal (SW Sudan).
- affinis Hartlaub, 1857 - S Sudan, NE DRCongo, N Uganda and W Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
perching and calling Locality Casino Cycle Track, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp corvina)
Daniêl Jimenez 31 December 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 4.5
looking around Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp corvina)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 1 year ago 16 sec 4.5
A bird on a grass. Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (ssp corvina)
herve jacob 9 February 2010 3 years ago 15 sec 4.4
looking for food Locality Casino Cycle Track, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp corvina)
Daniêl Jimenez 31 December 2011 1 year ago 40 sec 4.3
1 bird Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 4 years ago 26 sec 4.2
A juvenile is perching on a swaying tree branch and occasionally gaping. Locality Kiang West National Park, Lower River Division , The Gambia
Frank Stermitz 13 December 2006 1 year ago 37 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 7 photos
catched on camp tree
Locality Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Jacek Nalepa 48 weeks ago 4.4
Fouraging Yellow-billed Shrike (Corvinella corvina)...
Locality Abuko Rice Fields, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia
Michael Van Bosch 26 March 2008 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 11 February 2012 51 weeks ago 4
Bird on a branch
Locality Senegambia Hotel, Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 20 March 2013 33 weeks ago 3.8
Group of five birds in a tree.
Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia
David Lingard 21 December 2007 1 year ago 3.6
At Golden Tulip Hotel
Locality Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
flaviomfilho 5 April 2011 2 years ago 3.5
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