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Red-billed Helmetshrike
Helmetshrike Red-billed Nsuta Ghana AR
Information
Common Name Chestnut-bellied Helmetshrike
Range West Africa, occurring in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Prionopidae
Genus Prionops
Species Prionops caniceps
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Red-billed helmetshrike or chestnut-bellied helmetshrike (Prionops caniceps), is a species of helmetshrike in the Prionopidae family, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae.

It is found in West Africa, occurring in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo. In Central Africa it is replaced by the rufous-bellied helmet-shrike (Prionops rufiventris) which is sometimes regarded as a subspecies of the red-billed helmetshrike.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

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