Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Black-capped Woodland-warbler (Phylloscopus herberti) - HBW 11, p. 648

French: Pouillot à tête noire German: Schwarzscheitel-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero Capirotado
Other common names: Herbert’s Woodland-warbler

Taxonomy: Cryptolopha herberti Alexander, 1903, Bakaki, Bioko.
Has been placed in genus Seicercus. Forms a superspecies with P. budongoensis. Racial identity of population in mainland Equatorial Guinea uncertain; tentatively included in nominate race. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • camerunensis (Alexander, 1909) - highlands of SE Nigeria (Obudu and Mambilla Plateaux) and W Cameroon.
  • herberti (Alexander, 1903) - Bioko I (Fernando Póo) and mainland Equatorial Guinea (Mt Alen).

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