Madagascan Grassbird (Amphilais seebohmi) - HBW 11, p. 577
French: Amphilaïs tachetée
Spanish: Yerbera Malgache
Other common names: Grey/Seebohm's Emu-tail, Feather-tailed Warbler
Taxonomy: Dromaeocercus seebohmi Sharpe, 1879, near Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Formerly included in genus Dromaeocercus on account of similarity of tail structure to that of D. brunneus; other morphological features, however, suggest affinity with grassbird subfamily Megalurinae, rather than with bush-warblers subfamily Acrocephalinae. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mountains of E Madagascar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Brief clip, slowed down, of bird in long grass Locality Anjozorobe Forest Corridor, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
mark sutton 1 December 2012 20 weeks ago 18 sec 2.6
A bird calling from within a bush. Locality Vohiparara, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Paul Clarke 23 September 2012 49 weeks ago 21 sec 2.2
a few dark shapes dropping in to the grass - it was a Grey Emu-tail, or if you like Madagascan Grassbird Locality Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 August 2007 3 years ago 25 sec 1
A bird perched up on a twig showing its graduated tail
Locality Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Ian Fulton 14 October 2005 3 years ago 3.5
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