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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Muscicapidae.
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Several of the areas endemic birds have very limited ranges; for example, the Taita thrush (Turdus helleri, CR) and Usambara akalat (Sheppardia montana, EN), occur only in a few square kilometers of forest in the Taita Hills and West Usambaras, respectively, while the Uluguru bush-shrike (Malaconotus alius, EN) lives only in a single forest reserve in the Uluguru Mountains.
The rare eastern African coastal forest bird species, East Coast akalat (Sheppardia gunningi, VU), is also recorded from the Marromeu reserve in the delta.
Somewhat more wide-ranging species found in these forests include the Sokoke Scops Owl (Otus ireneae, EN), Fischer's turaco (Tauraco fischeri), plain-backed sunbird (Anthreptus pallidigaster, EN), spotted ground-thrush (Zoothera guttata, EN), east coast akalat (Sheppardia gunningi, VU) and the southern-banded snake eagle (Circaetus fasciolatus).
The southernmost populations of the globally threatened Abbott’s duiker (Cephalophus spadix, VU) occur in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, where the threatened Iringa ground robin (Sheppardia lowei, VU) and 7 amphibian species of conservation concern are also found.