Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Cinnamon Bracken-warbler (Bradypterus cinnamomeus) - HBW 11, p. 601

French: Bouscarle cannelle German: Zimtbuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero Canela
Other common names: Cinnamon Scrub-warbler

Taxonomy: Sylvia? (Salicaria) cinnamomea Rüppell, 1840, Entschetqab, Semien Province, north Ethiopia.
Forms a superspecies with B. barratti and, probably, B. bangwaensis; formerly treated as conspecific with latter. These three species and B. lopezi make up a group of similar Afrotropical sylviids of forest and forest edge. Race ufipae of B. lopezi was in the past sometimes treated within present species. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cinnamomeus (Rüppell, 1840) - highlands of Ethiopia, E DRCongo (except Ruwenzori Mts), SW & E Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, W, C & SE Kenya, and N Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Crater Highlands).
  • cavei Macdonald, 1939 - SE Sudan (Imatong Mts, Dongatona Mts) and NE Uganda (Mt Morongole).
  • mildbreadi Reichenow, 1908 - Ruwenzori Mts, on W Uganda-E DRCongo border.
  • nyassae Shelley, 1893 - mountains in NE, S & SW Tanzania, SE DRCongo (Marungu Highlands), NE Zambia-N Malawi (Nyika Plateau) and S Malawi (Mt Mulanje).

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