Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Northern Crombec (Sylvietta brachyura) - HBW 11, p. 687

French: Crombec sittelle German: Braunbauchsylvietta Spanish: Crombec Norteño
Other common names: (Senegal) Crombec, Northern Sylvetta

Taxonomy: Sylvietta brachyura Lafresnaye, 1839, Senegambia.
Forms a superspecies with S. whytii and S. philippae. Race carnapi intergrades with nominate in Sudan. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • brachyura Lafresnaye, 1839 - S Mauritania S to N Sierra Leone, thence E through S Mali and N Ivory Coast to S Niger, Nigeria, N Cameroon, N Central African Republic, S & C Chad, C & NE Sudan and N Eritrea; reaches Guinea coast in E Ghana, Togo and Benin.
  • carnapi (Reichenow, 1900) - C Cameroon and Central African Republic (except N), S Sudan, N DRCongo (upper Uele), Uganda and W Kenya (TransNzoia, C Nyanza).
  • leucopsis (Reichenow, 1879) - Ethiopia, extreme SE Sudan, Djibouti, N & S Somalia, Kenya (N, E & S of highlands) and NE Tanzania (S to Kilimanjaro and Usambaras).