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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Locustellidae.


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  • Notable species are the bamboo warbler Bradypterus alfredi and Shelley's crimson-wing Cryptospiza shelleyi (T) the endemic Ruwenzori turaco Musophage johnstoni, and two sunbirds, the regal Cynnyris regius and the larger scarlet-tufted malachite Nectorinia johnstonii dartmouthi.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

  • Rare birds in the volcanic highlands are Grauer's swamp warbler Bradypterus graueri (VU) in highland swamps, and Rockefellers sunbird Nectarinia rockefelleri (VU) in bamboo, forest and heath stream thickets; in the Ruwenzori mountain forests, Shelley's crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi and Stuhlmann's doublecollared sunbird Nectarinia stuhlmanni in the bamboo and alpine zones.

    Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Key species are the dwarf honeyguide Indicator pumilio, African green broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri, Lagden's bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni, Kivu ground thrush Zoothera tanganjicae, Oberlander's ground thrush Z. oberlaenderi, Grauer's rush warbler Bradypterus graueri, Chaplin's flycatcher Muscicapa lendu and dusky crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi.

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

  • The type locality of Dja River warbler Bradypterus grandis (D (VU), which is endemic to southern Cameroon, and grey-necked picathartes D) is near the reserve and there are few other records of this kind.

    Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon

  • The largest number of the highly threatened western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) and long-billed bush-warbler (Bradypterus major) are found here.

    East Afghan montane conifer forests

  • Although the Knysna warbler (Bradypterus sylvaticus, VU) does not occur in the ecoregion itself, this species is restricted to highly fragmented forest patches in the coastal regions of the Eastern and Western Cape.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • Among the birds, the Knysna lourie (Tauraco corythaix), Knysna warbler (Bradypterus sylvaticus, VU), Knysna woodpecker (Campethera notata), chorister robin-chat (Cossypha dichroa), and forest canary (Serinus scotops) are all near-endemic to this ecoregion.

    Knysna-Amatole montane forests

  • There are a number of bird species occurring which are found only in the forests and bushlands of the southern African coasts, including brown scrub-robin (Cercotrichas signata), Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix), Knysna woodpecker (Campethera notata), Knysna scrub-warbler (Bradypterus sylvaticus, VU), Chorister robin-chat (Cossypha dichroa), and forest canary (Serinus scotops).

    KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic

  • Sylviidae Friendly bush-warbler Bradypterus accentor

    Borneo montane rain forests

  • Among these are the Ruwenzori tauraco Musophaga johnstoni, Sassi's olive greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi, Bedford's paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone bedfordi, Lioptilis chapini, Grauer's green broadbill Pseudocalyptomina graueri (VU), Rockefeller's sunbird Nectarinia rockefelleri (VU), Grauer's warbler Bradypterus graueri (VU) and Shelley's crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi (VU; also the Congo peacock Afropavo congensis.

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo


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