Winifred's Warbler


Winifred's Warbler
Winifred’s Warbler
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Scepomycter
Species: S. winifredae
Binomial name
Scepomycter winifredae
Moreau, 1938
Synonyms

Bathmocercus winifredae

Winifred's Warbler (Scepomycter winifredae), also known as Mrs Moreau's Warbler, is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. The genus Scepomycter has traditionally been considered monotypic, but in 2009 a closely related new species was described, the Rubeho Warbler. Alternatively, the Winifred’s Warbler is sometimes included in the genus Bathmocercus. It is endemic to montane forest in the Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania. Populations in the Rubeho-Ukaguru Mountains are the very similar Rubeho Warbler, and the status as vulnerable is for the "combined" species. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  • Nguembock B.; Fjeldsa J.; Tillier A.; Pasquet E. (2007): A phylogeny for the Cisticolidae (Aves: Passeriformes) based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence data, and a re-interpretation of a unique nest-building specialization. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 272-286.