Genus Laniarius

Tropical Boubou - The Tropical Boubou or Bell Shrike is a medium-sized passerine bird of sub-Saharan Africa. This very diverse "species" with its numerous subspecies and morphs has since long posed a taxonomic problem, and recent research suggests it is a cryptic species complex that ought to be split into several species.

 

Gabela Bushshrike - The Gabela Bushshrike or Amboim Bushshrike is a bird in the Malaconotidae family. It is a reclusive and enigmatic bird, and it is not quite resolved whether it should better be considered a distinct species or a well-marked subspecies of Luehder's Bush-shrike . It is endemic to Angola.

Crimson-breasted Gonolek - This shrike is extremely nimble and restless, its penetrating whistles being heard far more often than the bird is seen, its bright colour notwithstanding. The sexes have the same colouration and are indistinguishable from each other. A yellow-breasted form is occasionally seen, and was at first thought to be a separate species. Young birds have a mottled and barred buff-brown appearance with a pale bill.

 

Yellow-breasted Boubou - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.

Common Gonolek - It frequents dense undergrowth in forests and other wooded habitats. It is not as extremely shy as some other bushshrikes, and can sometimes be seen on watered hotel lawns. The nest is a cup structure in a bush or tree into which two eggs are laid.

 

Orange-breasted Bushshrike - The Orange-breasted Bush-shrike or Braun's Bush-shrike is a species of bird in the Malaconotidae family. It is endemic to Angola.

Black-headed Gonolek - Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.

 

Southern Boubou - This species is found in southeastern Africa, mainly in southeastern Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, Mozambique and southern and eastern South Africa. It frequents dense thickets in forests, mangroves, scrub and gardens. In drier regions, it is found in riverside woodland.

 

Fuelleborn's Boubou - The name of this bird commemorates the German physician Friedrich F├╝lleborn.

 

Slate-coloured Boubou - The Slate-coloured Boubou is a species of bird in the Malaconotidae family. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

 

Mountain Boubou - It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Malaconotidae
Genus : Laniarius