Kemp's Longbill (Macrosphenus kempi) - HBW 11, p. 641
French: Nasique de Kemp
Spanish: Picolargo de Kemp
Other common names: Kemp’s Bush-creeper/Warbler
Taxonomy: Amaurocichla kempi Sharpe, 1905, Bo, Sierra Leone.
This species and M. flavicans and M. concolor have in the past been considered to be babblers (Timaliidae). Forms a superspecies with M. flavicans; often treated as conspecific, but, although the two have similar songs, they occur together where ranges overlap marginally (W Cameroon). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- kempi (Sharpe, 1905) - Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana and SW Nigeria.
- flammeus Marchant, 1950 - SE Nigeria (E of lower R Niger) and W Cameroon (Korup National Park).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
- No sound recordings available yet