Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Kemp's Longbill (Macrosphenus kempi) - HBW 11, p. 641

French: Nasique de Kemp German: Rostflanken-Bülbülgrasmücke 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).

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