Family Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae)


Gabela Bush-shrike (Laniarius amboimensis)


French: Gonolek d’Angola German: Amboimwürger Spanish: Bubú angoleño

Laniarius lühderi amboimensis


, 1932,

Amboim, Angola


See L. luehderi (above). Monotypic.


Small area around Gabela (in escarpment zone of W Cuanza Sul), in W Angola.

Descriptive notes

17·5 cm. Forehead, crown, nape and hindneck are chestnut, slightly paler in front and at side; feathers behind nostrils, lores, areas just above and below eye, ear-... read more


Very like that of L. luehderi. Commonest call a deep, guttural, frog-like "worrrk... read more


Undergrowth in wet evergreen escarpment forests and degraded farmbush; on Mt Njelo, S of Gabela,... read more

Food and feeding

No information.


No information.


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Western Angola EBA. Known only from small area in escarpment zone near Gabela, in W Cuanza Sul; one old specimen (in Lubango... read more

Recommended citation

Fry, H. (2020). Gabela Bush-shrike (Laniarius amboimensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 February 2020).