Chestnut-fronted helmetshrike

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Chestnut-fronted helmetshrike
Flickr - Rainbirder - Chestnut-fronted Helmet-Shrikes (Prionops scopifrons kirki) (cropped).jpg
Subspecies kirki in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Coastal Kenya
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vangidae
Genus: Prionops
P. scopifrons
Binomial name
Prionops scopifrons
(Peters, 1854)

The chestnut-fronted helmetshrike (Prionops scopifrons) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae.

It is found in Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland found around the equator.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Prionops scopifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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