French: Corvinelle à bec jaune German: Gelbschnabelwürger Spanish: Alcaudón piquigualdo
no locality = Senegal
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. corvina
(Shaw, 1809) – extreme S Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia S to Guinea-Bissau and N Guinea, E to Burkina Faso, SW Niger and NW Nigeria.
C. c. togoensis
Neumann, 1900 – S part of range from W Guinea and Sierra Leone E to C & E Nigeria, N Cameroon, Central African Republic, S Chad and SW & C Sudan.
C. c. caliginosa
Friedmann & Bowen, 1933 – S Bahr el Ghazal (SW South Sudan).
C. c. affinis
Hartlaub, 1857 – S South Sudan, NE DRCongo, N Uganda and W Kenya.
30–32 cm; 58–80 g. Large shrike with very long, graduated (graduation c. 6–8·5 cm) tail and distinctive yellow bill. Male nominate race has dark... read more
Calls with noisy chatters, often uttered in series and simultaneously by mates (duets), or by... read more
Mostly acacia (Acacia) savanna, but also well-wooded parks, open woodland and gardens.... read more
Food and feeding
Wide variety of insects, preferring mostly larger species such as grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera), but also... read more
Season varies geographically; during Sahel rains from end Jun to Aug in Senegal, Jul–Oct farther S in Gambia, in most months in Ghana... read more
Resident and partial migrant. All movements are on local scale, involving modest shift of range S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Has a large range, with estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,500,000 km², and total population size believed to be large.... read more
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