This species is classified as Near Threatened because it occupies a moderately small range, in which its habitat is being destroyed and degraded, and a corresponding decline in its population is inferred.
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25 cm. A large green, yellow and grey shrike of rain forest. The grey head, clear yellow underparts and yellow spotted wings and green mantle are all characters that make this species distinctive. Similar spp. Much paler than Green-breasted Bush-shrike with its occurs alongside. Further differs by heavier bill and clear white eye ring. Voice Similar mournful whistle to Greenbreasted Bush-shrike but shorter and given in series of five. not three notes. Hints Best area is forests trails on Mt Kupe, Cameroon.
Hall, B. P.; Moreau, R. M.; Galbraith, I. C. J. 1966. Polymorphism and parallelism in the African bush-shrikes of the genus Malaconotus (including Chlorophoneus). Ibis 108: 160-181.
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Williams, E. 1998. Green-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus gladiator and its relationship with Monteiro's Bush-shrike M. monteiri. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 5(2): 101-104.
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Further web sources of information
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Text account compilers
Bird, J., Butchart, S., Pilgrim, J., Shutes, S., Starkey, M., Symes, A., Taylor, J.
Dean, W., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Mills, M., O'Kah, E., Olmos, F., Vaz Pinto, P.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Malaconotus monteiri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Malaconotidae (Helmetshrikes, bushshrikes and puffbacks)|
|Species name author||(Sharpe, 1870)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||25,400 km2|
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