Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Brown Woodland-warbler (Phylloscopus umbrovirens) - HBW 11, p. 648

French: Pouillot ombré German: Umbralaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero Oscuro
Other common names: Brown Warbler(!)

Taxonomy: Sylvia (Ficedula) umbrovirens Rüppell, 1840, Semien Province, Ethiopia.
Has been placed in genus Seicercus. Geographical variation broadly clinal; some races perhaps not tenable. Nine subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • yemenensis (Ogilvie-Grant, 1913) - SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
  • umbrovirens (Rüppell, 1840) - Eritrea, N & C Ethiopia and NW Somalia.
  • omoensis (Neumann, 1905) - W & S Ethiopia.

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  • yemenensis (Ogilvie-Grant, 1913) - SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
  • umbrovirens (Rüppell, 1840) - Eritrea, N & C Ethiopia and NW Somalia.
  • omoensis (Neumann, 1905) - W & S Ethiopia.
  • williamsi Clancey, 1956 - N Somalia (Erigavo district).
  • mackensianus (Sharpe, 1892) - SE Sudan, N & E Uganda, extreme NW, W & C Kenya and N Tanzania.
  • alpinus (Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) - Ruwenzori Mts, along DRCongo-SW Uganda-Rwanda border.
  • wilhelmi (Gyldenstolpe, 1922) - E DRCongo to SW Uganda, Rwanda (Kivu Volcanoes) and Burundi.
  • dorcadichroa (Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) - SE Kenya (Chyulu Hills) S to N & NE Tanzania.
  • fugglescouchmani (Moreau, 1941) - E Tanzania (Uluguru Mts).
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