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Rennell Shrikebill - BirdForum Opus

Clytorhynchus hamlini


19cm. A large shrikebill.

  • Glossy black forehead, face, chin and upper throat
  • Warm orange-brown crown and upperparts
  • Darker brown upperwing and tail
  • Rich cinnamon-tinged rufous-brown underparts
  • Blue-grey bill, long and vertically compressed and slightly hooked at tip

Females and immatures are duller and have a less distinctive facial mask.


Endemic to Rennell Island in the southern Solomon Islands.
A restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.


Primary forest with dense undergrowth, also in regrowth areas.


Poorly known.
Forages in pairs or singly in understorey, also in mixed-species flocks.
No information about breeding.
A sedentary species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2006. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553064

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