Fan-tailed grassbird

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Fan-tailed grassbird
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Locustellidae
Genus: Schoenicola
Species: S. brevirostris
Binomial name
Schoenicola brevirostris
Sundevall, 1850

Catriscus apicalis

The fan-tailed grassbird or broad-tailed warbler (Schoenicola brevirostris) is an African species of Old World warbler in the Locustellidae family. The species is closely related to the broad-tailed grassbird of India, and is sometimes treated as the same species.[2]

The species has a discontinuous distribution across Africa, and can be found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is found in grassy areas dominated by grasses, sedges or shrubs near water (streams, rivers or lakes), from 350–2,150 m (1,150–7,050 ft).[2]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Schoenicola brevirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Madge, S. (2017). Fan-tailed Grassbird (Schoenicola brevirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 17 March 2017).

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