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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Malaconotidae.


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  • Ethiopian boubou, Laniarius aethiopicus aethiopicus, also known as the boubou shrike, tropical boubou or the bell shrike, photographed at the Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa.

    Mystery bird: Ethiopian boubou, Laniarius aethiopicus

  • Response: This is an adult Ethiopian boubou, Laniarius aethiopicus, a member of the bushshrike family, Malaconotidae.

    Mystery bird: Ethiopian boubou, Laniarius aethiopicus

  • 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

  • A new species of shrike (Laniidae: Laniarius) from Somalia, verified by DNA sequence data from the only known individual.

    Biological diversity in the Horn of Africa

  • Seven of these species are found only in Somalia, including a bushshrike, the Bulo Burti boubou (Laniarius liberatus, CR), which was described (and is still known only) from a single individual that was released (hence the specific name liberatus) after comprehensive study.

    Biological diversity in the Horn of Africa

  • Among tetrapods the most famous case is that of the Bulo Burti boubou Laniarius liberatus, a Somalian shrike captured, observed in captivity, and then released (Smith et al. 1991).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • The endangered wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is also found in the Ethiopian section of this ecoregion, most commonly in Mago and Omo N.P.s. Most of the endemic species of animal and plant are associated with dry habitats, but the riverine habitats along the Jubba and Wabi Shebele support two strictly endemic birds, the Degodi lark (Mirafra degodiensis, VU) and the Bulo Burti bush-shrike (Laniarius liberatus, CR), qualifying as an Endemic Bird Area.

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • In passing over a number of dogs mentioned by Colonel Smith, concerning which I have no data for anecdotes, I pause for a moment at the drover, or cattle-dog of Cuba, and Terra Firma, in America, placed by him among the native dogs, (Canis Laniarius), because they are so serviceable in landing cattle from vessels.

    Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals

  • There are also a number of endemic bird subspecies, the brown-chested alethe (Alethe poliocephala hallae), yellow-necked greenbul (Chlorocichla falkensteini falkensteini), grey-backed camaroptera (Camaroptera brevicaudata harteri) and two subspecies of Lühder’s bushshrike, Laniarius luehderi brauni and L.l. amboimensis.

    Angolan scarp savanna and woodlands

  • I don’t know if van Roosmalen is planning to publish a description based only on the meat sample he collected (species have been described from photos and tissue samples before, the best known case being that of the Bulo Burti boubou Laniarius liberatus), or if he’s waiting until better material is obtained, but it seems that we have here the valid discovery of a large, terrestrial mammal.

    Archive 2006-07-01


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