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BUPHAGIDAE - Oxpeckers1 (1:2)
BUPHAGUS Brisson, 1760 M - Buphagus Brisson; type by tautonymy = Buphaga africana Linnaeus, 1766  
Buphagus erythrorynchus 2,3  (Stanley, 1814) Red-billed Oxpecker
vEthiopia, Somalia and E Africa to Botswana, NE and E South Africa
Buphagus africanus Yellow-billed Oxpecker
africanus Linnaeus, 17664 vSenegal to Ethiopia, E Africa, Angola, N Botswana, S Zimbabwe, NE South Africa
langi Chapin, 1921 Gabon, PR Congo, W DR Congo

1 For treatment as separate from the Sturnidae see Lovette & Rubinstein (2007) [Lovette, 2007 #9953].
2 Treated as monotypic by Feare & Craig (1998) [Feare, 1998 #1544] and by Fry (2000) [Fry, 2000 #1631]. Synonyms include caffer, scotinus, invictus Clancey, 1962 [Clancey, 1962 #811], angolensis da Rosa Pinto, 1968 [da Rosa Pinto, 1968 #1111], bestiarum Brooke, 1970 [Benson, 1970 #271] and archeri Cunningham-van Someren, 1984 [Cunningham-van Someren, 1984 #1104].
3 The original spelling erythroryncha was an incorrect transliteration and is not properly emendable, so recent usage has been incorrect.
4 Implicitly includes haematophagus Clancey, 1980 [Clancey, 1980 #908]; see Fry (2000) [Fry, 2000 #1631].
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