São Tomé shorttail
|São Tomé shorttail|
Amaurocichla bocagii Sharpe, 1892 [orth. error]
The São Tomé shorttail (Amaurocichla bocagei), also known as Bocage's longbill, is a species of passerine bird in the family Motacillidae which contains the pipits and wagtails. It was formerly placed in the family Sylviidae. The São Tomé shorttail is the only member of the genus Amaurocichla. It is endemic to the southern and western parts of the island of São Tomé. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This species has a small population and is threatened by habitat loss.
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