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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cettiidae.
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Birdlife on the river and in the bush is prolific with over 380 species recorded including Nyasa lovebird Agapornis lilianae, yellow-spotted nicator Nicator chloris, rock pratincole Glareola nuchalis, banded snake-eagle Circaetus cinerascens, and Livingstone's flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei.
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).
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).