helmet-shrike


helmet-shrike

bird
 any of nine species of African songbirds (order Passeriformes) characterized by a forwardly directed crest on the forehead. Several Prionops species, often called red-billed shrikes, were formerly separated in the genus Sigmodus. They are about 20 cm (8 inches) long. In all species the plumage is predominately gray, white, and black, accented in some with rufous or buff. The bill is slender and hooked at the tip.

      Unlike the more typical shrikes (family Laniidae), with which they are united by some authorities, helmet-shrikes travel in parties of a dozen or more birds, which move through forest vegetation chattering, bill-snapping, fluttering, and gleaning insects. They also breed socially, a single nest often being attended by all of the adults in the flock.

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  • Helmet shrike — Helmet Hel met, n. [OF. helmet, a dim of helme, F. heaume; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. helm, akin to AS. & OS. helm, D. helm, helmet, Icel. hj[=a]lmr, Sw. hjelm, Dan. hielm, Goth. hilms; and prob. from the root of AS. helan to hide, to hele; cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • helmet shrike — šalminės medšarkės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops angl. helmet shrike vok. Brillenwürger, m rus. очковый сорокопут, m pranc. bagadais, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šalminės medšarkės siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • helmet shrike — noun : any of various chiefly tropical Old World passerine birds related to and resembling the shrikes but usually isolated in a separate family (Prionopidae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellow-crested Helmet-shrike — Taxobox name = Yellow crested Helmet shrike status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Prionopidae genus = Prionops species = P. alberti binomial = Prionops alberti… …   Wikipedia

  • Gabela Helmet-shrike — Taxobox name = Gabela Helmet shrike status = EN status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Prionopidae genus = Prionops species = P. gabela binomial = Prionops gabela binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Grey-crested Helmet-shrike — Taxobox name = Grey crested Helmet shrike status = NT | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Prionopidae genus = Prionops species = P. poliolophus binomial = Prionops… …   Wikipedia

  • chestnut-fronted helmet-shrike — rudakaktė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops scopifrons angl. chestnut fronted helmet shrike vok. Braunstirn Brillenwürger, m rus. краснолобый очковый сорокопут, m pranc. bagadais à front roux, m… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Retz`s helmet-shrike — trispalvė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops retzii angl. Retz s helmet shrike vok. Dreifarben Brillenwürger, m rus. трёхцветный очковый сорокопут, m pranc. bagadais de Retz, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Gabela helmet-shrike — angolinė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops gabela angl. Gabela helmet shrike vok. Gabelabrillenwürger, m rus. красноклювый очковый сорокопут, m pranc. bagadais de Gabela, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • rufous-bellied helmet-shrike — rusvapilvė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops rufiventris angl. rufous bellied helmet shrike vok. Gabunbrillenwürger, m pranc. bagadais à ventre roux, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šalminės… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas


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