Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Knysna Warbler (Bradypterus sylvaticus) - HBW 11, p. 600

French: Bouscarle de Knysna German: Kapbuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero del Knysna
Other common names: Knysna Bush-warbler/Scrub-warbler

Taxonomy: Bradypterus sylvaticus Sundevall, 1860, Knysna, south-east Western Cape, South Africa.
Has been allied with B. alfredi on basis of shortish rounded tail, but the two have totally different songs. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sylvaticus Sundevall, 1860 - coastal S South Africa (Cape Peninsula E to Port Elizabeth).
  • pondoensis Haagner, 1910 - coastal SE South Africa (Eastern Cape from R Ntafufu E to Port St Johns).