Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae)

Yellow-breasted Boubou (Laniarius atroflavus) - HBW 14, p. 112

French: Gonolek à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauchwürger Spanish: Bubú Pechigualdo
Other common names: Mountain Gonolek, Yellow-breasted Shrike

Taxonomy: Laniarius atroflavus Shelley, 1887, Mount Cameroon, Cameroon.
Closely related to L. mufumbiri, but the two are better treated as independent species, rather than as a superspecies; their closest allies are L. barbarus and L. erythrogaster, the four constituting a lineage that is sister to the cluster comprising L. aethiopicus, L. turatii, L. ferrugineus, L. bicolor and L. luehderi. Birds from Mt Oku (Cameroon) described as a geographical race, craterum, on account of slightly greater size, but size variation of species is clinal. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau, Mambilla Plateau, Chappal Hendu) and W Cameroon (Bamenda Highlands, Mt Manenguba, Mt Cameroon).

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