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Malaconotidae

Black-backed puffback

Dryoscopus cubla Photo by Daniel Loumeau (Flickr) Common name:black-backed puffback (en); picanço-de-almofadinha (pt); cubla boule-de-neige (fr); obispillo de lomo negro (es); schneeballwürger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MalaconotidaeRange:This African species is found from southern Kenya, central D.R. Congo and northern Angola, south to northern Namibia, northern and eastern Botswana, and eastern South Africa down to the Eastern Cape.Size:These […]

Brubru

Nilaus afer Photo by Robert Erasmus (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:brubru (en); brubru (pt); brubru africain (fr); brubrú (es); brubruwürger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MalaconotidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from the Sahel down to northern South Africa, but is mostly absent from the lowland rainforests of the Congo river basin.Size:These birds are 12-15 cm long […]

Black-crowned tchagra

Tchagra senegalus Photo by Javier Falco (Salidún) Common name:black-crowned tchagra (en); picanço-assobiador-de-barrete-preto (pt); tchagra à tête noire (fr); chagra del Senegal (es); Senegaltschagra (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MalaconotidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from the Sahel down to Angola, Zimbabwe and north-eastern South Africa, also from Morocco to north-eastern Libya and in the southern Arabian Peninsula, […]

Bokmakierie

Telophorus zeylonus Photo by Ian White (Flickr) Common name:bokmakierie (en); boquemaquire (pt); gladiateur bacbakiri (fr); bubú silbón (es); bokmakiri (de) Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily  MalaconotidaeRange:This African species is found in south-western Angola, Namibia, southern Botswana and throughout South Africa.Size:These birds are 22-23 cm long and weigh around 70 g. Habitat:The bokmakierie is mostly, found in open scrublands […]

Brown-crowned tchagra

Tchagra australis Photo by Troy Hibbitts (The Hibbitts) Common name:brown-crowned tchagra (en); picanço-assobiador-de-coroa-castanha (pt); tchagra à tête brune (fr); chagra coroniparda (es); dorntschagra (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MalaconotidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Guinea and Sierra Leone to southern Sudan and Kenya, and south to Namibia, Botswana and northern South Africa. Within this region they are only absent form […]

Crimson-breasted gonolek

Laniarius atrococcineus Photo by Hans Hillewaert (Wikipedia) Common name: crimson-breasted gonolek (en); picanço-preto-e-vermelho (pt); gonolek rouge et noir (fr); gonolek de Burchell (es); rotbauchwürger (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Malaconotidae Range: This African species occurs in a band from Angola and Zambia to the northern parts of South Africa, with large populations in Namibia, Botswana […]

Four-coloured bushshrike

Telophorus viridis Common name: four-coloured bushshrike (en); picanço-quadricolor (pt); gladiateur quadricolore (fr); bubú verde (es); vierfarbenwürger (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Malaconotidae Range: This African species occurs in two separate populations, one along the coast of Tanzania and Kenya and the other in Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe and north-eastern South Africa. Size: These birds are 19 […]