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 17 videos
A bird feeding on a date. Locality Senegambia Hotel, Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp corvina)
Yoel Jimenez 28 October 2014 45 weeks ago 1 min 22 sec 5
perching and calling Locality Casino Cycle Track, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp corvina)
Daniêl Jimenez 31 December 2011 3 years ago 25 sec 4.6
looking around Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp corvina)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 3 years ago 16 sec 4.6
A bird on a grass. Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (ssp corvina)
herve jacob 9 February 2010 5 years ago 15 sec 4.5
looking for food Locality Casino Cycle Track, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp corvina)
Daniêl Jimenez 31 December 2011 3 years ago 40 sec 4.3
1 bird Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 6 years ago 26 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 14 photos
A bird feeding on fallen fruit
Locality Tanji, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 19 April 2014 17 weeks ago 5
Finally this species picked a nice background.
Locality Marakissa, Western Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 20 December 2013 1 year ago 4.8
A bird perched
Locality Sakumo Lagoon, Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana (ssp corvina)
Lars Petersson 20 January 2013 1 year ago 4.8
A perched bird
Locality Banjul, The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 17 April 2014 20 weeks ago 4.5
catched on camp tree
Locality Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda (ssp affinis)
Jacek Nalepa 2 years ago 4.5
Fouraging Yellow-billed Shrike (Corvinella corvina)...
Locality Abuko Rice Fields, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia
Michael Van Bosch 26 March 2008 5 years ago 4.4
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