Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Yellow Longbill (Macrosphenus flavicans) - HBW 11, p. 641

French: Nasique jaune German: Gelbbauch-Bülbülgrasmücke Spanish: Picolargo Amarillo
Other common names: Long-billed Bush-creeper

Taxonomy: Macrosphenus flavicans Cassin, 1859, Setté Cama, Gabon.
This species and M. kempi and M. concolor have in the past been considered to be babblers (Timaliidae). Forms a superspecies with M. kempi; often treated as conspecific, but, although the two have similar songs, they occur together where ranges overlap marginally (W Cameroon). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • flavicans Cassin, 1859 - extreme SE Nigeria, Bioko I (Fernando Póo), and SW & S Cameroon S to lower R Congo and NW Angola (Cabinda, Cuanza Norte).
  • hypochondriacus (Reichenow, 1893) - SE Central African Republic, SW Sudan (Bengangai Forest), N, C & E DRCongo, W & S Uganda and NW Tanzania (Minziro Forest).

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