Juniper Babbler (Parophasma galinieri) - HBW 12, p. 282
French: Parophasme de Galinier
Spanish: Charlatán Abisinio
Other common names: Abyssinian Babbler/Catbird
Taxonomy: Parisoma Galinieri Guérin-Méneville, 1843, Ethiopia.
Affinities uncertain. May be closest to Lioptilus, but dull coloration and rufous-chestnut vent together suggest possible link to Kupeornis. Perhaps more likely to be closer to the Old World warblers (Sylviidae), which it resembles vocally and in size and shape; has been seen to scratch head directly. Further studies needed. Monotypic.
Distribution: Highlands of N (Simien), W & S Ethiopia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird singing in a tree Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 6 April 2002 5 years ago 24 sec 3.7
A bird in a tree Locality Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 23 November 2005 7 years ago 24 sec 3.6
moving through vegetation Locality Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 28 October 2010 2 years ago 11 sec 3.4
This bird is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia.
Locality Ankober Lodge, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Stefan Helming 1 May 2009 4 years ago 3.8
perched on juniper (restricted range Ethiopian endemic)
Locality Bale Mountains National Park, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 16 July 2009 23 weeks ago 3.3
A bird in a tree.
Locality Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 November 2005 3 years ago 2.5