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Category:Macrosphenidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Macrosphenidae


African Warblers


Macrosphenidae is a family in the order Passeriformes.
Most of the species in this family were formerly placed in the Old World Warblers (Sylviidae). New genetic research showed that these species don't belong to the Old World Warblers but form a new family, in combination with the Rockrunner.
Graueria, Hylia and Pholidornis were formerly also included in the Sylviidae but are now provisionally moved in a position of "limbo" (incertae sedis) at the end of Macrosphenidae.

Family Macrosphenidae viewedit

Genus Sylvietta viewedit
S. virens Green Crombec
S. denti Lemon-bellied Crombec
S. leucophrys White-browed Crombec
S. brachyura Northern Crombec
S. philippae Philippa's Crombec
S. ruficapilla Red-capped Crombec
S. whytii Red-faced Crombec
S. isabellina Somali Crombec
S. rufescens Long-billed Crombec

Genus Achaetops viewedit
A. pycnopygius Rockrunner

Genus Melocichla viewedit
M. mentalis Moustached Grass Warbler

Genus Sphenoeacus viewedit
S. afer Cape Grassbird

Genus Cryptillas viewedit
C. victorini Victorin's Warbler

Genus Macrosphenus viewedit
M. kempi Kemp's Longbill
M. flavicans Yellow Longbill
M. concolor Grey Longbill
M. pulitzeri Pulitzer's Longbill
M. kretschmeri Kretschmer's Longbill

Genus Graueria viewedit
G. vittata Grauer's Warbler

Genus Hylia viewedit
H. prasina Green Hylia

Genus Pholidornis viewedit
P. rushiae Tit-Hylia


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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