Black-headed rufous warbler

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Black-headed rufous warbler
Illustration by Joseph Smit, 1883
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Bathmocercus
Species: B. cerviniventris
Binomial name
Bathmocercus cerviniventris
Sharpe, 1877
  • Apalis cerviniventris

The black-headed rufous warbler (Bathmocercus cerviniventris), also known as the black-capped rufous warbler, is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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