Cinnamon Bracken-warbler (Bradypterus cinnamomeus) - HBW 11, p. 601
French: Bouscarle cannelle
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in a bush, preening. Locality Goba, Ethiopia (ssp cinnamomeus)
Josep del Hoyo 8 December 2005 9 years ago 50 sec 4.6
A bird in a bush, preening, scratching the head and, finally, flying away. Locality Goba, Ethiopia (ssp cinnamomeus)
Josep del Hoyo 8 December 2005 9 years ago 56 sec 4.4
foraging on roadside bank Locality Debre Sina, Ethiopia (ssp cinnamomeus)
Martin Kennewell 24 October 2010 2 years ago 12 sec 4.2
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Adult male perched
Locality West Usambara, Usambara Mountains, Tanzania
Markus Lilje 25 April 2015 18 weeks ago 5
In mountain scrub.
Locality Goba, Ethiopia (ssp cinnamomeus)
Fran Trabalon 12 November 2012 2 years ago 4.2
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler (Bradypterus cinnamomeus), juvenile
Locality Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Jacques Erard 15 October 2009 2 years ago 4.1
Locality Bale Mountains National Park, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinnamomeus)
Nik Borrow 21 November 2012 3 years ago 4.1
An unusually confiding individual forages for insects among the poles and branches of a kraal fence.
Locality Harenna forest, Bale Mountains National Park, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinnamomeus)
Christian Boix Hinzen 12 November 2009 6 years ago 4
Locality Echuya Forest Reserve, Uganda (ssp cinnamomeus)
Nik Borrow 4 August 2015 22 weeks ago 3.8
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