Banded Warbler (Sylvia boehmi) - HBW 11, p. 709
French: Parisome sanglée
Spanish: Curruca de Böhm
Other common names: Banded Parisoma/Sylvia/Tit-babbler/Tit-flycatcher/Tit-warbler
Taxonomy: Parisoma Boehmi Reichenow, 1882, Seke, Ugogo, Tanzania.
Formerly placed in genus Parisoma within babbler family (Timaliidae), but recent studies of morphology, behaviour, vocalizations and mitochondrial DNA indicate that it is better included in present genus. Identification of races insufficiently understood, possibly only two may merit recognition; further studies required in order to clarify true differences. Birds in S Ethiopia included within race somalica, but may belong with marsabit. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- somalica (Friedmann, 1928) - NC, E & SW Ethiopia, NW Somalia and NE Kenya.
- marsabit (van Someren, 1931) - NC Kenya.
- boehmi (Reichenow, 1882) - S Kenya and NE, C & SW Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Within the thickness of a acacia.
Locality Soda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp somalica)
Fran Trabalon 17 November 2012 16 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Angyata Osugat, Arusha Region, Tanzania (ssp boehmi)
Nik Borrow 5 October 2012 1 year ago 4
a sub adult in acacia bush.
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
M P Goodey 1 March 2006 2 years ago 3.4
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Guy Poisson 9 February 2010 3 years ago 3.3
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