Grey-crested helmetshrike

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Grey-crested helmetshrike
Prionops poliolophus -Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya-8.jpg
At Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vangidae
Genus: Prionops
P. poliolophus
Binomial name
Prionops poliolophus

The grey-crested helmetshrike (Prionops poliolophus) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae.

It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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