Macrosphenidae – Crombecs, African Warblers

Cape Grassbird (Sphenoeacus afer) by Ian

Cape Grassbird (Sphenoeacus afer) by Ian

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Matthew 8:20 NKJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Crombecs, African warblers – Macrosphenidae


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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (18)

Melocichla
Moustached Grass Warbler (Melocichla mentalis)
Sphenoeacus
Cape Grassbird (Sphenoeacus afer)
Achaetops
Rockrunner (Achaetops pycnopygius)
Macrosphenus
Yellow Longbill (Macrosphenus flavicans)
Kemp’s Longbill (Macrosphenus kempi)
Grey Longbill (Macrosphenus concolor)
Pulitzer’s Longbill (Macrosphenus pulitzeri)
Kretschmer’s Longbill (Macrosphenus kretschmeri)
Sylvietta
Northern Crombec (Sylvietta brachyura)
Red-faced Crombec (Sylvietta whytii)
Philippa’s Crombec (Sylvietta philippae)
Long-billed Crombec (Sylvietta rufescens)
Somali Crombec (Sylvietta isabellina)
Red-capped Crombec (Sylvietta ruficapilla)
Green Crombec (Sylvietta virens)
Lemon-bellied Crombec (Sylvietta denti)
White-browed Crombec (Sylvietta leucophrys)
Cryptillas
Victorin’s Warbler (Cryptillas victorini)

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Rockrunner (Achaetops pycnopygius) – by Keith Blomerley

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The African warblers are a newly erected family, Macrosphenidae, of songbirds. Most of the species were formerly placed in the Old World warbler family Sylviidae, although one species, the Rockrunner, was placed in the babbler family Timaliidae. A series of molecular studies of the Old World warblers and other bird families in the superfamily Sylvioidea (which includes the larks, swallows and tits) found that the African warblers were not part of the family Sylviidae but were instead an early offshoot (basal) to the entire Sylvioidea clade.

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