Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

White-browed Crombec (Sylvietta leucophrys) - HBW 11, p. 689

French: Crombec à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauensylvietta Spanish: Crombec Cejiblanco
Other common names: White-browed Sylvetta; Chapin’s Crombec/Sylvetta (chapini)

Taxonomy: Sylviella leucophrys Sharpe, 1891, Mount Elgon, Kenya-Uganda border.
Race chapini, with different facial pattern, sometimes treated as a distinct species. Three subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • chapini Schouteden, 1947 - NE DRCongo (Lendu Plateau).
  • chloronota E. J. O. Hartert, 1920 - highlands of E DRCongo (W of L Edward S to S of Baraka, Mt Kabobo), SW Uganda (Kigezi), W Rwanda, W Burundi, and W Tanzania (Mt Mahare).
  • leucophrys (Sharpe, 1891) - W Uganda (Kibale Forest, Ruwenzori), Mt Elgon and highlands of W & C Kenya.

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