Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina
Yellow-billed Shrike, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

May 2011

The Yellow-billed Shrike is distributed in tropical Africa from Senegal to South Sudan. For a distribution map see Birdlife International. It is found in Acacia savanna and other types of wooded savanna and in gardens.

It is unlike most shrikes in the Lanius genus with its long, graduated tail, its plumage colouring and its yellow bill. It does not impale its prey in the way that most shrikes do. It is also more social and breeds cooperatively.

Its calls include a rasping, chattering series of notes.

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