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gonolek Line breaks: gono|lek
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒnəlɛk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of gonolek in English:


An African shrike (songbird) with a mainly black back and red underparts.
  • Genus Laniarius, family Laniidae: three species, in particular the common gonolek (L. barbarus)
Example sentences
  • In the marshes, keep an eye out for the papyrus gonolek and the often sought-after shoebill stork.
  • Some shrikes, including the puffbacks, like to live in the tops of high trees in suburban gardens, whereas gonoleks and boubous prefer to look for prey near the ground in thick vegetation and scrub.
  • Among the 568 bird species are papyrus and black-headed gonoleks, lowland akalat, swamp flycatcher and black bee-eater.
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