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Red-naped Bushshrike

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FemalePhoto © by Mike Barth Ethiopia, September, 2016
Photo © by Mike Barth
Ethiopia, September, 2016
Laniarius ruficeps


[edit] Identification

Length 18 cm. Forecrown and eye-stripe dark grey, hindcrown and nape chestnut, supercilium white. Wings and tail dark grey with white wing-bar, back pale grey. Underparts white with buffy wash on flanks.

[edit] Distribution

Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Laniarius ruficeps has three subspecies:[1]

  • L. r. rufinuchalis
  • L. r. ruficeps
  • L. r. kismayensis

[edit] Habitat

Dry shrubland and thicket.

[edit] Behaviour

A "skulker", keeping low in bushes unless singing.

[edit] Vocalization

A repeated creeo creeo (duet); also a scolding churr.

[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. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154

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