Many-colored bushshrike

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Many-colored bushshrike
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Malaconotidae
Genus: Telophorus
Species: T. multicolor
Binomial name
Telophorus multicolor
(Gray, 1845)

Chlorophoneus multicolor
Malaconotus multicolor

The many-colored bushshrike or many-coloured bushshrike (Telophorus multicolor) is a species of bird in the bushshrike family, Malaconotidae.

It is found in western and central Africa where it occurs in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda. The black-fronted bushshrike (T. nigrifrons) of southern and eastern Africa is sometimes included in this species.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  • Sinclair, Ian & Ryan, Peter (2003) Birds of Africa south of the Sahara, Struik, Cape Town.