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Highland Rush Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Eastern Rush Warbler

Bradypterus centralis


13–15 cm (5-6 in)

  • Drab brownish overall plumage with lighter underparts


Central African Highlands.


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


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.


Swamps, wetlands, reed and sedge beds


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


Their diet mostly consists of small insects and ant eggs.


  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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