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Mackinnon's Shrike - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Lanius mackinnoni)
Photo © by andy wilkes
Bunyoni, Uganda, January 2010
Lanius mackinnoni

Identification

20–21 cm (7¾-8¼ in)

  • Black and white overall plumage
  • Long graduated tail

Male

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

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

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

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

References

  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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