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


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  • Abyssinian catbird, Parophasma galinieri (protonym, Parisoma Galinieri), also known as the Ethiopian catbird or as the juniper babbler, photographed at the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia (Africa).

    Mystery bird: Ethiopian catbird, Parophasma galinieri

  • Response: This is an Abyssinian catbird, Parophasma galinieri, which is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands.

    Mystery bird: Ethiopian catbird, Parophasma galinieri

  • Four endemic bird genera are found in this part of the hotspot, including three that are widespread (Cyanochen, Rougetius, and Parophasma) and one that has a very localized distribution in the south (Zavattariornis).

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Other birds considered as near-endemic to this ecoregion include dark-headed oriole (Oriolus monacha), Abyssinian catbird (Parophasma galinieri), Abyssinian slaty flycatcher (Dioptrornis chocolatinus), and yellow-fronted parrot (Poicephalus flavifrons).

    Ethiopian montane forests


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