Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Red-capped Crombec (Sylvietta ruficapilla) - HBW 11, p. 688

French: Crombec à calotte rousse German: Rotohrsylvietta Spanish: Crombec Orejirrufo
Other common names: Red-cheeked Crombec, Red-capped Sylvetta

Taxonomy: Sylvietta ruficapilla Bocage, 1877, Caconda, Benguela, Angola.
Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rufigenis (Reichenow, 1887) - extreme SE Gabon, PRCongo and SW DRCongo (E to Kasai).
  • makayii C. M. N. White, 1953 - Malanje, in NC Angola.
  • ruficapilla Bocage, 1877 - C & E Angola E to S DRCongo (SW Katanga).

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  • rufigenis (Reichenow, 1887) - extreme SE Gabon, PRCongo and SW DRCongo (E to Kasai).
  • makayii C. M. N. White, 1953 - Malanje, in NC Angola.
  • ruficapilla Bocage, 1877 - C & E Angola E to S DRCongo (SW Katanga).
  • gephyra C. M. N. White, 1953 - S DRCongo (W Katanga E to R Lufira and Kambove) and NW Zambia (Mwinilunga S to Kalabo and Monkoya).
  • schoutedeni C. M. N. White, 1953 - SE DRCongo (from W of L Tanganyika S to Marungu).
  • chubbi (Ogilvie-Grant, 1910) - extreme SE DRCongo (SE Katanga), Zambia (except NW, SW, and valleys of middle Zambezi and Luangwa), W Malawi, and W Mozambique (NE Tete).
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