Retz's helmetshrike

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Retz's helmetshrike
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vangidae
Genus: Prionops
P. retzii
Binomial name
Prionops retzii
Wahlberg, 1856

The Retz's helmetshrike (Prionops retzii) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.


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

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