Yellow-browed camaroptera

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Yellow-browed camaroptera
Yellow-browed Cameroptera near Kakum NP - Ghana 14 S4E2582 (16012281840).jpg
Near Kakum in Ghana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Camaroptera
Species: C. superciliaris
Binomial name
Camaroptera superciliaris
(Fraser, 1843)

The yellow-browed camaroptera (Camaroptera superciliaris) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

The yellow-browed camaroptera was described by the English zoologist Louis Fraser in 1843 under the binomial name Sylvicola superciliaris. The type locality is the island of Bioko (formerly Fernando Pó) in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa.[2][3] The specific epithet superciliaris is from the New Latin superciliaris, "eyebrowed" from the classical Latin supercilium, "eyebrow".[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Camaroptera superciliaris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Fraser, Louis (1843). "Sylvicola superciliaris". Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology. 12: 440. 
  3. ^ Mayr, Ernst; Cottrell, G. William, eds. (1986). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 11. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 190. 
  4. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 374. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.