Lagden's Bushshrike

The Lagden's Bush-shrike is a species of bird in the Malaconotidae family. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Lagden's Bushshrike is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Lagden's Bushshrike, Ruwenzori Batis, heaps of sunbirds and woodpeckers and hosts of other tantalising possibilities. The Ugandan Wildlife Authority has developed a partnership with local communities to encourage development through conservation, this enables local people to improve their standard of living through better agricultural practices, thus reducing pressure on forest resources. The park employs local people as wardens, researchers and rangers, local communities receive a proportion of the Park’s income. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Malaconotidae
Genus : Malaconotus
Species : lagdeni
Authority : (Sharpe, 1884)