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Grey-headed Bushshrike

Malaconotus blanchoti Stephens, JF 1826

The grey-headed bushshrike, colloquially known as the ghostbird, is a species of passerine bird in the family Malaconotidae. It is widespread throughout sub-Saharan Africa, although relatively absent in Central Africa and the interior of southern Africa. It is the most widespread species of its genus, which consists of large bushshrikes with massive bills and mournful hooting calls. It occurs sparsely in a range of wooded habitats, though typically in denser vegetation within dry or moist savannah. The monogamous pairs occupy woodland with sufficient cover. They are sedentary, but will undertake limited post-breeding movements. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Malaconotidae
Genus:
   Malaconotus
Scientific:
  Malaconotus blanchoti


Original description

Citation:
  Stephens, JF 1826

Reference:
   General Zool. [Shaw] 13 pt2 p.161

Protonym:
  Malaconotus blanchoti

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/113482#page/563/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  641068BB618346AB

Avibase ID:
  avibase-641068BB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/641068BB


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560944

Geographic range:

  • Malaconotus blanchoti blanchoti: Senegal to n Nigeria and n Cameroon
  • Malaconotus blanchoti catharoxanthus: N Cameroon to Eritrea, n Ethiopia, Uganda and w Kenya
  • Malaconotus blanchoti interpositus: Angola to w Zambia
  • Malaconotus blanchoti citrinipectus: Namibia (n Ovamboland to Cuene Valley)
  • Malaconotus blanchoti approximans: S Ethiopia to Somalia, Kenya and n Tanzania
  • Malaconotus blanchoti hypopyrrhus: Rwanda to Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and ne S Africa
  • Malaconotus blanchoti extremus: SE Cape Province
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English:
Grey-headed Bushshrike
Catalan:
gladiador capgrís
Czech:
ťuhýkovec šedohlavý
Danish:
Gråhovedet Skovtornskade
German:
Graukopfwürger
Spanish:
Gladiador Cabecigrís
Spanish (Spain):
Gladiador cabecigrís
Finnish:
harmaapäälepinkäinen
French:
Gladiateur de Blanchot
Croatian:
sivoglava čagra
Hungarian:
szürkefejű bozótgébics
Italian:
Averla di macchia testagrigia
Japanese (romaji):
ooyabumozu
Japanese:
オオヤブモズ
Lithuanian:
Pilkagalvė krūmyninė medšarkė
Dutch:
Spookklauwier
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråhovudbuskvarslar
Norwegian:
Gråhodebuskvarsler
Polish:
dzierzbik szarogłowy
Portuguese:
picanço-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Russian:
Сероголовый гладиатор
Slovak:
mäsiarik sivohlavý
Swedish:
gråhuvad busktörnskata
Ukrainian:
Гладіатор сіроголовий
Chinese:
灰头丛鵙
Chinese (Traditional):
灰頭叢伯勞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike ( Malacanotus blanchoti) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike ( Malacanotus blanchoti) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike ( Malacanotus blanchoti) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Gladiateur de Blanchot ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Gladiateur de Blanchot ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Gray-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Grey-headed Bush Shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Grey-headed Bush-shrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Grey-headed Bushshrike ( Malaconotus blanchoti) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malaconotus blanchoti [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malaconotus blanchoti [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Malaconotus [blanchoti or monteiri] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Spookvoel, Spookvoël
Catalan: gladiador capgrís
Czech: Tuhýk šedohlavý, ťuhýkovec šedohlavý
Danish: Gråhovedet Busktornskade, Gråhovedet Skovtornskade
German: Graukopfwürger, Graukopf-Würger
English: Gray headed Bushshrike, Gray-headed Bush Shrike , Gray-headed Bushrike, Gray-headed Bushshrike, Gray-headed Bush-Shrike, Grey headed Bushshrike, Greyheaded Bush Shrike, Grey-headed Bush Shrike, Grey-headed Bushrike, Grey-headed Bushshrike, Grey-headed Bush-Shrike
English, HBW: Grey-headed Bush-shrike
English (IOC): Grey-headed Bushshrike
English (Kenya): Grey-headed Bushshrike
English (United States): Gray-headed Bushshrike
English (South Africa): Grey-headed Bushshrike
Spanish: Gladiador Cabecigrís, Gladiador de Cabeza Gris
Spanish (Spain): Gladiador cabecigrís
Spanish (HBW): Gray-headed Bushshrike
Estonian: hallpea-pagulind
Finnish: Harmaapäälepinkäinen
French: Gladiateur de Blanchot, Pie-grièche de Blanchot, Pie-grièche verte à tête grise
Croatian: sivoglava čagra
Hungarian: szürkefejű bozótgébics
Italian: Averla di Blanchot, Averla di macchia testagrigia
Japanese (romaji): ooyabumozu
Japanese: オオヤブモズ
Scientific: Lanius olivaceus, Malacanotus blanchoti, Malaconotus blanchoti, Malaconotus blanchoti blanchoti, Malaconotus blanchoti hypopyrrhus, Malaconotus hypopyrrhus, Malaconotus poliocephalus
Lithuanian: Pilkagalvė krūmyninė medšarkė
Dutch: Spookklauwier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråhovudbuskvarslar
Norwegian: Gråhodebuskvarsler
Polish: dzierzbik szaroglowy, dzierzbik szarogłowy
Portuguese: Picanço-de-cabeça-cinzenta, Pincanco de cabeca cinzenta, Pincanco-de-cabeca-cinzenta
Portuguese (Portugal): gladiador-de-cabeça-cinzenta, Picanço-oliváceo
Russian: Седоголовый саванновый сорокопут, Седоголовый саванный сорокопут, Сероголовый гладиатор, Сероголовый кустарниковый сорокопут
Slovak: mäsiarik sivohlavý
Swedish: Gråhuvad busktörnskata
Swahili: Mbweta Rangi-tatu
Turkish: Blanchot çalıkasabı
Ukrainian: Гладіатор сіроголовий
Xhosa: Umbhankro
Chinese: 灰头丛鵙
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭叢伯勞
Zulu: uHlaza

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