Mackinnon's shrike

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Mackinnon's shrike
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Lanius
Species: L. mackinnoni
Binomial name
Lanius mackinnoni
Sharpe, 1891

Mackinnon's shrike (Lanius mackinnoni), also called Mackinnon's fiscal, is a songbird species of the family Laniidae.

It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and moist savanna. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.

The population of this species is increasing, which is thought to be due to the degradation of nearby habitat.

Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate Archibald Donald MacKinnon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lanius mackinnoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 217.