Yellow-breasted Boubou (Laniarius atroflavus) - HBW 14, p. 112
French: Gonolek à ventre jaune
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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Locality Mount Cameroon, Southwest Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 20 March 2008 7 weeks ago 4.3
An adult on a branch
Locality Lake Awing, Bafut-Nguemba Forest Reserve, Bamenda Highlands, Northwest Province, Cameroon
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 16 February 2012 1 year ago 3.6
Yellow-breasted Boubou, juvenile, in the hand.
Locality Bamenda Highlands, Northwest Province, Cameroon
Mark Andrews 20 February 1998 3 years ago 3
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