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[Photo] Black-fronted Bush Shrike, Telophorus nigrifrons. Bird Stamp of Malawi. Source:

The bushshrikes are smallish passerine bird species. They were formerly classed with the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, but are now considered sufficiently distinctive to be separated from that group as the family Malaconotidae.

This is an African group of species which are found in scrub or open woodland. They are similar in habits to shrikes, hunting insects and other small prey from a perch on a bush. Although similar in build to the shrikes, these tend to be either colourful species or largely black; some species are quite secretive.

Some bushshrikes have flamboyant displays. The male puffbacks puff out the loose feathers on their rump and lower back, to look almost ball-like.

These are mainly insectivorous forest or scrub birds. Up to four eggs are laid in a cup nest in a tree.

List of species in taxonomic order
Genus Nilaus - Brubru
Brubru, Nilaus afer
Genus Dryoscopus - puffbacks
Northern Puffback, Dryoscopus gambensis
Pringle's Puffback, Dryoscopus pringlii
Black-backed Puffback, Dryoscopus cubla
Red-eyed Puffback, Dryoscopus senegalensis
Pink-footed Puffback, Dryoscopus angolensis
Large-billed Puffback, Dryoscopus sabini
Genus Tchagra - tchagras
Marsh Tchagra, Tchagra minuta
Black-crowned Tchagra, Tchagra senegala
Brown-crowned Tchagra, Tchagra australis
Three-streaked Tchagra, Tchagra jamesi
Southern Tchagra, Tchagra tchagra
Genus Laniarius - boubous and gonoleks
Red-naped Bushshrike, Laniarius ruficeps
Luehder's Bushshrike, Laniarius luehderi
Bulo Burti Boubou, Laniarius liberatus
Turati's Boubou, Laniarius turatii
Tropical Boubou, Laniarius aethiopicus
Gabon Boubou, Laniarius bicolor
Southern Boubou, Laniarius ferrugineus
Yellow-crowned Gonolek, Laniarius barbarus
Black-headed Gonolek, Laniarius erythrogaster
Crimson-breasted Gonolek, Laniarius atrococcineus
Papyrus Gonolek, Laniarius mufumbiri
Yellow-breasted Boubou, Laniarius atroflavus
Slate-colored Boubou, Laniarius funebris
Sooty Boubou, Laniarius leucorhynchus
Fuelleborn's Boubou, Laniarius fuelleborni
Genus Rhodophoneus - Rosy-patched Bushshrike
Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Rhodophoneus cruentus
Genus Telophorus
Bokmakierie, Telophorus zeylonus
Grey-green Bushshrike, Telophorus bocagei
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike, Telophorus sulfureopectus
Olive Bushshrike, Telophorus olivaceus
Many-coloured Bushshrike, Telophorus multicolor
Black-fronted Bushshrike, Telophorus nigrifrons
Mt. Kupe Bushshrike, Telophorus kupeensis
Four-coloured Bushshrike, Telophorus viridis
Doherty's Bushshrike, Telophorus dohertyi
Genus Malaconotus
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike, Malaconotus cruentus
Lagden's Bushshrike, Malaconotus lagdeni
Green-breasted Bushshrike, Malaconotus gladiator
Grey-headed Bushshrike, Malaconotus blanchoti
Monteiro's Bushshrike, Malaconotus monteiri
Uluguru Bushshrike, Malaconotus alius
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