Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Red-faced Woodland-warbler (Phylloscopus laetus) - HBW 11, p. 647

French: Pouillot à face rousse German: Braunwangen-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero Carirrojo
Other common names: Red-faced Leaf-warbler, Rusty-faced Warbler

Taxonomy: Cryptolopha laeta Sharpe, 1902, Ruwenzori Mountains, west Uganda.
Has been placed in genus Seicercus. Forms a superspecies with P. ruficapilla and P. laurae. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • laetus (Sharpe, 1902) - NE & E DRCongo (Lendu Plateau and Ruwenzori Mts S to Itombwe), SW Uganda, W Rwanda and W Burundi.
  • schoutedeni (Prigogine, 1955) - E DRCongo (Mt Kabobo).

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