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Dryoscopus gambensis.jpg
Dryoscopus gambensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Malaconotidae
Genus: Dryoscopus
F. Boie, 1826

Dryoscopus is a genus of bird in the Malaconotidae (bushshrike) family. It contains the following species,[1] all of which are indigenous to various parts of Africa.[2]

The name Dryoscopus is a compound Greek word: drus from the Greek word for "tree" and skopos, meaning "watcher or lookout".[3]


  1. ^ ""ITIS Report: Dryoscopus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Monroe, Jr., Burt L.; Sibley, Charles G. (1997). A World Checklist of Birds. New Haven, CT, USA: Yale University Press. pp. 213–4. ISBN 978-0-300-07083-5. 
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 141. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.