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Grey-headed Bushshrike (Malaconotus blanchoti)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Malaconotidae
Genus Malaconotus

Malaconotus is a genus of bushshrikes in the Malaconotidae family. About 60% of the species formerly placed here are now usually separated in Telophorus. The old taxonomy is also often found though.


It contains the following species:

Sometimes the olive bushshrike (Telophorus olivaceus) is included in this genus.

Uluguru Bushshrike (Friedmann, 1927) (Malaconotus alius)
Grey-headed Bushshrike (Stephens, 1826) (Malaconotus blanchoti)
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike (Lesson, 1830) (Malaconotus cruentus)
Green-breasted Bushshrike (Reichenow, 1892) (Malaconotus gladiator)
Lagden's Bushshrike (Sharpe, 1884) (Malaconotus lagdeni)
Monteiro's Bushshrike (Sharpe, 1870) (Malaconotus monteiri)
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