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Black-backed Puffback

Dryoscopus cubla (Latham, J 1802)

The black-backed puffback is a species of passerine bird in the family Malaconotidae. They are common to fairly common sedentary bushshrikes in various wooded habitats in Africa south of the equator. They restlessly move about singly, in pairs or family groups, and generally frequent tree canopies. Like others of its genus, the males puff out the loose rump and lower back feathers in display, to assume a remarkable ball-like appearance. They draw attention to themselves by their varied repertoire of whistling, clicking and rasping sounds. Their specific name cubla, originated with Francois Levaillant, who derived it from a native southern African name, where the "c" is an onomatopoeic click sound. None of the other five puffback species occur in southern Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Malaconotidae
Genus:
   Dryoscopus
Scientific:
  Dryoscopus cubla


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, J 1802)

Reference:
   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:
  1801

Protonym:
  Lanius cubla

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261394


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  D0F12B80B23D9379

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D0F12B80

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D0F12B80


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916818

Geographic range:

  • Dryoscopus cubla cubla: Natal to Cape Province
  • Dryoscopus cubla nairobiensis: Central Kenya to ne Tanzania
  • Dryoscopus cubla [hamatus or chapini]: S Kenya to Mozambique, n Angola and ne South Africa
  • Dryoscopus cubla okavangensis: NW Cape Province to Namibia, s Angola, Botswana, Zambia
English:
Black-backed Puffback
Catalan:
cubla de dors negre
Czech:
ťuhýkovec černohřbetý
Danish:
Sortrygget Kvastryg
German:
Schneeballwürger
Spanish:
Obispillo de Lomo Negro
Spanish (Spain):
Cubla Dorsinegra
Finnish:
huiskulepinkäinen
French:
Cubla boule-de-neige
Italian:
Averla dorsopiumoso dorsonero
Japanese (romaji):
segurofukureyabumozu
Japanese:
セグロフクレヤブモズ
Lithuanian:
Juodnugarė pūstauodegė medšarkė
Dutch:
Poederdonsklauwier
Norwegian:
Sørdunrygg
Polish:
turniurzyk srokaty
Portuguese:
Picanço-de-almofadinha
Russian:
Черноспинный пегий сорокопут
Slovak:
páperník strakoší
Swedish:
Nordlig dunrygg
Ukrainian:
Кубла строката
Chinese:
黑背蓬背鵙
Chinese (Traditional):
鵲形鬆背伯勞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Cubla boule-de-neige ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black-backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Dryoscopus [cubla or affinis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Sneeubal
Catalan: cubla de dors negre
Czech: ťuhýkovec černohřbetý
Danish: Sortrygget Kvastryg
German: Schneeballwürger
English: Blackbacked Puffback, Black-backed Puffback, Black-backed Puffback Shrike, Puffback, Puffback Shrike, Southern Puffback
English (Kenya): Black-backed Puffback
Spanish: Obispillo de Lomo Negro
Spanish (Spain): Cubla Dorsinegra
Estonian: puhvselg-pagulind
Finnish: Huiskulepinkäinen
French: Cubla boule-de-neige
Italian: Averla dorsopiumoso dorsonero
Japanese (romaji): segurofukureyabumozu
Japanese: セグロフクレヤブモズ
Kwangali: Nankuwo
Scientific: Dryoscopus cubla, Dryoscopus cubla cubla, Lanius cubla
Lithuanian: Juodnugarė pūstauodegė medšarkė
Dutch: Poederdonsklauwier
Norwegian: Sørdunrygg
Polish: turniurzyk srokaty
Portuguese: Picanço-de-almofadinha
Russian: Черноспинный пегий сорокопут, Черноспинный пухопёрый сорокопут
Slovak: páperník strakoší, Páperník strakošovitý
Swedish: Nordlig dunrygg
Swahili: Kipwe Kiuno-cheupe
Tsonga: Phavomu
Ukrainian: Кубла строката
Xhosa: Intakembila
Chinese: 黑背蓬背鵙
Chinese (Traditional): 鵲形鬆背伯勞
Zulu: iBhoboni

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