Souza's shrike

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Souza's shrike
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Lanius
Species: L. souzae
Binomial name
Lanius souzae
Barbosa du Bocage, 1878

The Souza's shrike (Lanius souzae) is a species of bird in the family Laniidae. It was named after J.A. de Souza, a 19th-century Portuguese zoologist.[2]

It occurs in the dry savannas of central Africa, and ranges from Angola to Botswana, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lanius souzae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press. p. 219. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.