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Sharpe's Akalat
Sheppardia sharpei
East Coast Akalat (NT)
Sheppardia gunningi
  Haagner, 1909
Gabela Akalat
Sheppardia gabela
IOC 9.2

East Coast Akalat
Sheppardia gunningi
Coutada 11, Mozambique (South of the Zambezi River)
© Adam Riley

Field guides

Plate/page: 164

Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.
The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Plate/page: 334

Sinclair, I.
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Plate/page: 444

Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.
Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.


  • Sheppardia gunningi: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Sheppardia gunningi: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Sinclair, I.: Sasol Birds of Southern Africa; Struik, 4:e edition. 2011; ISBN:1-770-07925-4
  • Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.: The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi; T. & A. D. Poyser, London, October 2001; ISBN:0-85661-079-8
  • Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.: Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.; Struik, 2003; ISBN:1-868-72857-9
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Perching Birds
    Family Chats, Old World Flycatchers
    Genus Sheppardia
    Species East Coast Akalat
    Haagner, 1909

      sokokensis (van Someren, 1921)
    se Kenya and ne Tanzania
      alticola Fjeldså, Roy & Kiure, 2000
    e Tanzania
      bensoni Kinnear, 1938
    nc Malawi
      gunningi Haagner, 1909
    c Mozambique
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    AF e, se
    Conservation Status
     NT  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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