Doherty’s Bush-shrike (Telophorus dohertyi)


Photo@Juhani Vilpo


Photo@Juhani Vilpo

Doherty’s Bsuh-shrike is a relatively small-billed bush-shrike. Male of crimson morph has forehead and forecrown, lower cheek, chin and throat bright crimson rump.This bird is very secretive and keeps to the small bushes of around 2300 above sea level especially in Mt.Kenya and Aberdare national park. They are very responsive to calls and quickly pops up to protects its territory from the “purported” intruder.This photo was taken in January this year in Mt.Kenya forest reserve.

About kenyabirding

I am passionate about ornithology and the environment. I love to bird watch anywhere I can! I am involved with the Lake Baringo Biodiversity Conservation Group and also run an local eco-tourism company Silent Fliers of Kenya Safaris that specializes in birding, Wildlife photography and general wildlife holidays in East Africa
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2 Responses to Doherty’s Bush-shrike (Telophorus dohertyi)

  1. Excellent photographs of Doherty’s Bush-shrike and a great tip about calling. Great work!!

  2. kenyabirding says:

    Thanks Simon, enjoy.

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