Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Bangwa Forest-warbler (Bradypterus bangwaensis) - HBW 11, p. 602

French: Bouscarle du Cameroun German: Bangwabuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero del Bangwa
Other common names: Chestnut Grass-warbler

Taxonomy: Bradypterus cinnamomeus bangwaensis Delacour, 1943, Bangwa, north-western Cameroon.
Probably part of the superspecies formed by B. cinnamomeus and B. barratti; formerly regarded as conspecific with former. Has also been treated as a race of B. lopezi due to similarity in voice, but differs in habitat preference and tail morphology (rectrices broad, not narrow). All four species make up a group of similar Afrotropical sylviids of forest and forest edge. Birds from Mt Oku may represent a distinct race. Form described as “Bradypterus mariae manengubae” (Mt Manenguba, Cameroon), thus theoretically belonging to B. lopezi, is probably a varia.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Bradypterus cinnamomeus bangwaensis Delacour, 1943, Bangwa, north-western Cameroon.
Probably part of the superspecies formed by B. cinnamomeus and B. barratti; formerly regarded as conspecific with former. Has also been treated as a race of B. lopezi due to similarity in voice, but differs in habitat preference and tail morphology (rectrices broad, not narrow). All four species make up a group of similar Afrotropical sylviids of forest and forest edge. Birds from Mt Oku may represent a distinct race. Form described as “Bradypterus mariae manengubae” (Mt Manenguba, Cameroon), thus theoretically belonging to B. lopezi, is probably a variant form of present species. Original species name “B. castaneus” is invalid, as preoccupied. Monotypic.

Distribution: Highlands of SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau, Mambilla Plateau, Gotel Mts) and W Cameroon (Mt Oku, Banso Mts, Bamenda Highlands, Bamboutos Plateau, Mt Manenguba, W Adamawa highlands, Poli).

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