Bocage's akalat

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Bocage's akalat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Sheppardia
Species: S. bocagei
Binomial name
Sheppardia bocagei
(Finsch & Hartlaub, 1870)

The Bocage's akalat (Sheppardia bocagei) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are boreal forests, subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Portuguese naturalist José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage.[2]

The subspecies S. b. poensis on the island of Bioko is sometimes considered to be a separate species, Alexander's akalat. This subspecies' name commemorates Boyd Alexander, an English ornithologist.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sheppardia bocagei". 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. pp. 57–58. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Birds? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 22.