São Tomé shorttail

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São Tomé shorttail
Amaurocichla bocagii Keulemans.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Motacillidae
Genus: Amaurocichla
Sharpe, 1892
Species: A. bocagei
Binomial name
Amaurocichla bocagei
Sharpe, 1892
Synonyms

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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