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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Malaconotidae.


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  • Key species are the dwarf honeyguide Indicator pumilio, African green broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri, Lagden's bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni, Kivu ground thrush Zoothera tanganjicae, Oberlander's ground thrush Z. oberlaenderi, Grauer's rush warbler Bradypterus graueri, Chaplin's flycatcher Muscicapa lendu and dusky crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi.

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

  • Several of the areas endemic birds have very limited ranges; for example, the Taita thrush (Turdus helleri, CR) and Usambara akalat (Sheppardia montana, EN), occur only in a few square kilometers of forest in the Taita Hills and West Usambaras, respectively, while the Uluguru bush-shrike (Malaconotus alius, EN) lives only in a single forest reserve in the Uluguru Mountains.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • There are also 14 species in common with just Mt. Cameroon and not Bioko, adding Andropadus montanus, Phyllastrephus poliocephalus, Laniarius atroflavus, Malaconotus gladiator, Cossypha isabellae, and the race Cisticola chubbi discolor (sometimes considered a separate species C. discolor).

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • These montane regions support a number of endemics: the Mount Cameroon francolin (Francolinus camerunensis, EN) and the Mount Cameroon speirops (Speirops melanocephalus, VU) are endemic to Mount Cameroon, while the Mount Kupe bush-shrike (Malaconotus kupeensis, EN) is largely confined to Mount Kupe, where only 21 square kilometers of habitat remains (it has recently been discovered at two additional localities).

    Biological diversity in the Guinean forests of West Africa

  • The Udzungwa partridge (Xenoperdix udzungwensis, VU) is known only from a single forested area on the Udzungwa Mountains, and the Uluguru bush shrike (Malaconotus alius, EN) is confined to one forest reserve on the Uluguru Mountains, of less than 100 km2 forest area.

    Eastern Arc forests


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