Babblers (Timaliidae)

Bush Blackcap (Lioptilus nigricapillus) - HBW 12, p. 281

French: Lioptile à calotte noire German: Buschschwarzkäppchen Spanish: Lioptila Capirotada
Other common names: Blackcap Mountain Babbler

Taxonomy: Turdus nigri capillus [sic] Vieillot, 1818, forests of Bruintjes Hoogte, near Somerset East, Cape Province, South Africa.
Affinities unclear. Has been suggested as being an aberrant bulbul (Pycnonotidae), but latest evidence points towards a link with “warbler” genus Sylvia; further research required. Monotypic.

Distribution: E South Africa (S along escarpments to extreme E Free State and C Eastern Cape) and W Swaziland.

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