- Corvinella corvina
- Mottled brown upperparts
- Streaked buff underparts
- Brown eye mask
- Rufous wing patch
- Yellow bill
Immatures have buff fringes to the wing feathers
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda
Four subspecies are recognized in this species:
- C. c. corvina:
- C. c. togoensis:
- C. c. caliginosa:
- western South Sudan
- C. c. affinis:
Savannah woodland & dry scrub, also well-watered gardens.
They move around in family groups.
It builds a cup shaped nest; the clutch consisting of 4-5 eggs. Subadult & young adult birds assist in the rearing of nestlings.
Their diet consists of a wide variety of larger insects, such as crickets and grasshoppers.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Yellow-billed Shrike. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Yellow-billed_Shrike