French: Pie-grièche de Mackinnon German: Mackinnonwürger Spanish: Alcaudón de Mackinnon
Kikuyu (= Bugemaia, Kavirondo), Kenya
SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau) and SW Cameroon S to S Congo and NW Angola (S at least as far as Quiculungo), and N DRCongo E to extreme W Kenya and S to SW Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and NW & N Tanzania.
20–21 cm; 35·6–37 g. A fairly large pied shrike with rather long, graduated tail. Male has black facial mask from lores back to ear-coverts, contrasting... read more
Song a mix of hoarse “chruu” calls and intense and diverse notes like those of a... read more
Primarily savanna, and forest edges and clearings, locally also cultivations, secondary growth and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, particularly Orthoptera, beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), winged termites (Isoptera), ants (Formicidae) and the like... read more
Breeds Sept–Apr in Cameroon, and elsewhere in W of range (e.g. Gabon) display, copulation and occupied nests observed between Aug and... read more
Resident; juveniles probably undertake local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known, with relatively little information on status. Locally not uncommon in W of range; locally common to uncommon in E. Effects of... read more
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