Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Green-capped Eremomela (Eremomela scotops) - HBW 11, p. 684

French: Érémomèle à calotte verte German: Grünkappeneremomela Spanish: Eremomela Coroniverde
Other common names: Greencap Eremomela, Dusky-faced Warbler

Taxonomy: Eremomela scotops Sundevall, 1850, Mohapoani, Witfontein Mountains, west Northern Province, South Africa.
Forms a superspecies with E. pusilla, E. canescens and E. gregalis. Race congensis intergrades with pulchra in N Angola; birds from this region sometimes recognized as race angolensis. Proposed races occipitalis (described from R Pangani, in NE Tanzania) and chlorochlamys (from Zimbabwe-Mozambique border) synonymized with nominate. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • congensis Reichenow, 1905 - SE Gabon (Lekoni) S to N Angola, E to SW DRCongo (Kasai).
  • pulchra (Bocage, 1878) - Angola, SE & E DRCongo (Maniema and N end of L Tanganyika S to Katanga), Zambia, W Malawi, NE Namibia, and N Botswana.
  • citriniceps (Reichenow, 1882) - SW Uganda, W Kenya, W Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

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  • congensis Reichenow, 1905 - SE Gabon (Lekoni) S to N Angola, E to SW DRCongo (Kasai).
  • pulchra (Bocage, 1878) - Angola, SE & E DRCongo (Maniema and N end of L Tanganyika S to Katanga), Zambia, W Malawi, NE Namibia, and N Botswana.
  • citriniceps (Reichenow, 1882) - SW Uganda, W Kenya, W Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
  • kikuyuensis van Someren, 1931 - C Kenya.
  • scotops Sundevall, 1850 - coastal Kenya, E Tanzania (inland to Liwale, Songea and Kilosa), E & S Malawi, N & C Mozambique, Zimbabwe and adjacent E Botswana, NE South Africa (Northern Province S to N KwaZulu-Natal) and N Swaziland.
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