Rosy-patched bushshrike

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Rosy-patched bushshrike
Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Tarangire, Tanzania (8495915092).jpg
male - Tarangire, Tanzania
Song recorded in Kiboko, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Malaconotidae
Genus: Rhodophoneus
Species: R. cruentus
Binomial name
Rhodophoneus cruentus
(Ehrenberg, 1828)

Telophorus cruentus

female specimen
Nairobi National Museum

The rosy-patched bushshrike (Rhodophoneus cruentus) is a species of bird in the Malaconotidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Rhodophoneus.[citation needed] It is found in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Rosy-patched shrike from Tsavo National Park, Kenya, August 2016