Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Bocage's Longbill (Amaurocichla bocagii) - HBW 11, p. 643

French: Long-bec de Bocage German: Bräunling Spanish: Picolargo de Bocage
Other common names: Sao Tome Short-tail

Taxonomy: Amaurocichla bocagii Sharpe, 1892, São Miguel, São Tomé.
Relationships uncertain. Similar in some respects to Macrosphenus species, but peculiarities include short blunt wing with vestigial outermost primary; affinities with babblers (Timaliidae) or with Neotropical groups have been suggested. Treatment as an aberrant member of present family somewhat tentative; further research required. Monotypic.

Distribution: São Tomé I: Formoso Grande and banks of R Io Grande and R Ana Chaves to valleys of São Miguel, Xufexufe and Quija rivers.

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