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Red-billed Helmetshrike
Prionops caniceps
Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike (NR)
Prionops rufiventris
  (Bonaparte, 1853)
Retz's Helmetshrike
Prionops retzii
IOC 9.2

Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike
Prionops rufiventris
Mikongo, Gabon
© Adam Riley

Field guides

Plate/page: 240

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

Plate/page: 596

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

Plate/page: 120

Borrow, N. and Demey, R.
Birds of Western Africa


  • Prionops rufiventris: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018.
  • Prionops rufiventris: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Borrow, N. and Demey, R.: Birds of Western Africa; Helm Field Guides, 2001; ISBN:0-713-63959-8
  • 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 Vangas
    Genus Prionops
    Species Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike
    (Bonaparte, 1853)

      rufiventris (Bonaparte, 1853)
    Cameroon and the Central African Republic to nw DR Congo
      mentalis (Sharpe, 1884)
    c and ne DR Congo to w Uganda
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    Conservation Status
     NR  IUCN Red List 2011
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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