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Mackinnon's Shrike - BirdForum Opus

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Photo © by andy wilkes
Bunyoni, Uganda, January 2010
Lanius mackinnoni


20–21 cm (7¾-8¼ in)

  • Black and white overall plumage
  • Long graduated tail



Rainforests of equatorial Africa
Western Africa: Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania


This is a monotypic species[1].

Photo © by volker sthamer
Buhoma, Uganda, July, 2018


They are mostly found on savanna, in forest edges and clearings; also cultivated areas and secondary growth.



Their main diet consists of insects, particularly beetles, bugs, winged termites and ants.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2019)

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