Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Grauer's Forest-warbler (Graueria vittata) - HBW 11, p. 682

French: Grauérie striée German: Sperberbrustsänger Spanish: Mosquitero Barrado
Other common names: Grauer’s Warbler/Bush-warbler

Taxonomy: Graueria vittata E. J. O. Hartert, 1908, forest 90 km W of Lake Edward, 1600 m, DRCongo.
Affinities uncertain. Often considered close to Macrosphenus, but bill shorter and stronger, a feature which has caused some authors to regard it as a babbler (Timaliidae); barred underparts and build suggest possible close relationship with Calamonastes, in family Cisticolidae. Further research required. Monotypic.

Distribution: E DRCongo (highlands W of L Edward, S to Itombwe), SW Uganda (Bwindi-­Impenetrable Forest) and W Rwanda (Nyungwe Forest).

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