Buff-bellied warbler

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Buff-bellied warbler
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Phyllolais
Hartlaub, 1881
Species: P. pulchella
Binomial name
Phyllolais pulchella
(Cretzschmar, 1827)

The buff-bellied warbler (Phyllolais pulchella) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Phyllolais.[2] It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.[1]

It is a small, dull coloured warbler found in savanna and acacia woodland. It particularly favours Acacia xanthophloea and Acacia abyssinica and can often be seen foraging among the branches in pairs or small groups. It is inconspicuous in its habits but can often be seen feeding in mix-species flocks.[3]