Barratt's Scrub-warbler (Bradypterus barratti) - HBW 11, p. 601
French: Bouscarle des fourrés
Spanish: Zarzalero de Barratt
Other common names: African Scrub-warbler, Barratt’s Warbler
Taxonomy: Bradypterus barratti Sharpe, 1876, Mac Mac Forest, Zweru, Lydenberg district, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with B. lopezi, but differs in habitat preference, song and tail morphology (rather broad rectrices). Regarded as forming a superspecies with B. cinnamomeus, probably also including B. bangwaensis. All four species make up a group of similar Afrotropical sylviids of forest and forest edge. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- priesti Benson, 1946 - E Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique.
- barratti Sharpe, 1876 - NE South Africa (E & N Northern Province), W Swaziland, and Lebombo Mts (SW Mozambique-E Swaziland-N KwaZulu-Natal borders).
- godfreyi (Roberts, 1922) - E South Africa (lowland KwaZulu-Natal S to coastal Eastern Cape).
- cathkinensis Vincent, 1948 - highlands of E South Africa (from Mpumalanga S through interior KwaZulu-Natal to Griqualand West, in Eastern Cape) and Lesotho.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Very showy individual in full song just below the border post. Walk away views!
Locality Sani Pass, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp cathkinensis)
AdsBowley 17 October 2010 5 years ago 2.5
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