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Bocage's Akalat
Bocages-Akalat-03
Information
Range Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Muscicapidae
Genus Sheppardia
Species Sheppardia bocagei
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Bocage's akalat (Sheppardia bocagei), is a species of akalat in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are boreal forests, subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Portuguese naturalist José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage.

The subspecies Sheppardia bocagei poensis on the island of Bioko is sometimes considered to be a separate species, Alexander's akalat. This subspecies' name commemorates Boyd Alexander, an English ornithologist.

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