Old World Warblers

Old World Warblers

February 6, 2022

The family (Old world Warblers) Sylviidae is a group of small insectivorous passerine birds with Very small to medium-sized, often dull-colored, songbirds with thin and pointed bills.

The Sylviidae mainly occur as breeding species, as the common name implies, in Europe, Asia and, to a lesser extent Africa. Most are of generally undistinguished appearance, but many have distinctive songs. There are 291 species worldwide and 55 Old World Warblers occur in Uganda.

African Bush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala

White-winged Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus carpalis

Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus grauer

Bamboo Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus alfredi

Cameroon Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus lopezi

Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus

Black-faced Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus rufus

Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis

Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis

Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti

White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys

Brown Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina

African Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis

Mountain Yellow Warbler Chloropeta similis

Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris

Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella

Grauer’s Warbler Graueria vittata

Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster

Southern Hyliota Hyliota australis

Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla

Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus

African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris

Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis

Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens

Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida

Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis

Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria

Brown Warbler Parisoma lugens

Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura

Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii

Neumann’s Warbler Hemitesia neumanni

Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans

Gray Longbill Macrosphenus concolor

Green Hylia Hylia prasina

Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida

Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis

Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla

Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens

Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops

Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps

Turner’s Eremomela Eremomela turneri

Green Crombec Sylvietta virens

Garden Warbler Sylvia borin

Red-faced Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laetus

Uganda Wood-Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis

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