Green-capped eremomela

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Green-capped eremomela
Eremomela scotops scotops, Cecil Kop-natuurreservaat, Birding Weto, a.jpg
Nominate race in eastern Zimbabwe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Eremomela
Species: E. scotops
Binomial name
Eremomela scotops
Sundevall, 1850

The green-capped eremomela or greencap eremomela (Eremomela scotops) is a species of bird formerly placed in the "Old World warbler" assemblage, but now placed in the family Cisticolidae.

Range and habitat[edit]

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, DRC, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna.


Illustration by Joseph Smit

There are five accepted races:[2]

  • E. s. congensis Reichenow, 1905 – Gabon to Angola and DRC
  • E. s. pulchra (Bocage, 1878) – Angola, DRC, Zambia, western Malawi, Namibia and Botswana
  • E. s. citriniceps (Reichenow, 1882) – Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi
  • E. s. kikuyuensis van Someren, 1931 – Kenya
  • E. s. scotops Sundevall, 1850 – coastal Kenya, through eastern Malawi to northern South Africa


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eremomela scotops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Pearson, D. "Green-capped Eremomela (Eremomela scotops)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 

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