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Highland Rush Warbler

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Alternative name: Eastern Rush Warbler

Bradypterus centralis

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[edit] Identification

13–15 cm (5-6 in)

  • Drab brownish overall plumage with lighter underparts

[edit] Distribution

Central African Highlands.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly considered conspecific with Little Rush Warbler and still considered so by Clements.

[edit] Subspecies

Gill and Donsker recognize two subspecies:

  • B. c. centralis:
  • B. c. elgonensis:
  • Highlands of western and central Kenya and south-eastern Uganda

Dickinson also includes chadensis and sudanensis in this species, Gill and Donsker keep them in Little Rush Warbler.

[edit] Habitat

Swamps, wetlands, reed and sedge beds

[edit] Behaviour

Normally skulkers, these birds sometimes call from higher up on bulrushes or reeds.

[edit] Diet

Their diet mostly consists of small insects and ant eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2014. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 4th ed. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0956861122

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