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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Picidae.


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  • Most of the other endemics are found in the mainland coastal forest of Kenya and Tanzania, including the yellow flycatcher (Erythrocercus holochlorus), Sokoke pipit (Anthus sokokensis, EN), Clarke's weaver (Ploceus golandi, EN), and Mombasa woodpecker (Campethera mombassica).

    Biological diversity in the coastal forests of Eastern Africa

  • Of the ten strictly endemic bird species, four are restricted to the island of Pemba (Treron pembaensis, Nectarinia pembae, Zosterops vaughani and Otus pembaensis), one in the lower Tana River (Cisticola restrictus, DD), and the rest mainly in the mainland coastal forest remnants (Erythrocercus holochlorus, Anthus sokokensis (EN), Ploceus golandi (EN), and Campethera mombassica).

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • Among the birds, the Knysna lourie (Tauraco corythaix), Knysna warbler (Bradypterus sylvaticus, VU), Knysna woodpecker (Campethera notata), chorister robin-chat (Cossypha dichroa), and forest canary (Serinus scotops) are all near-endemic to this ecoregion.

    Knysna-Amatole montane forests

  • Examples are golden rumped tinkerbird (Pogoniulus bilineatus), yellow-fronted tinkerbird (P. chrysocomus) and white-chested tinkerbird (P. makawai); chinspot batis (Batis molitor) and Margaret's batis (B. margaritae); and goldentailed woodpecker (Campethera abingoni) and little spotted woodpecker (C. caillantii).

    Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests

  • There are a number of bird species occurring which are found only in the forests and bushlands of the southern African coasts, including brown scrub-robin (Cercotrichas signata), Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix), Knysna woodpecker (Campethera notata), Knysna scrub-warbler (Bradypterus sylvaticus, VU), Chorister robin-chat (Cossypha dichroa), and forest canary (Serinus scotops).

    KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic


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