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Mackinnon's Shrike

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


[edit] Identification

20–21 cm (7¾-8¼ in)

  • Black and white overall plumage
  • Long graduated tail


[edit] 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

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

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

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

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

[edit] 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
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2019)

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