Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Rufous-crowned Eremomela (Eremomela badiceps) - HBW 11, p. 685

French: Érémomèle à tête brune German: Rotkopferemomela Spanish: Eremomela Capirotada
Other common names: Brown-crowned Eremomela (when treated as conspecific with E. turneri)

Taxonomy: Sylvia badiceps Fraser, 1843, Clarence, Bioko Island.
Formerly treated as conspecific with E. turneri, but the two found to be sympatric in E DRCongo. Three subspecies recognized

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fantiensis Macdonald, 1940 - E Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana, S Togo and SW Nigeria.
  • badiceps (Fraser, 1843) - S Nigeria (S from Ife), Bioko I (Fernando Póo), S Cameroon and SW Central African Republic S to N Angola (Cabinda, Cuanza Norte) and E to DRCongo (S to Kasai and Maniema) and W Uganda.
  • latukae B. P. Hall, 1949 - S Sudan (Imatong Mts, Talanga Forest).

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