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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.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • The rare eastern African coastal forest bird species, East Coast akalat (Sheppardia gunningi, VU), is also recorded from the Marromeu reserve in the delta.

    Zambezian coastal flooded savanna

  • 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).

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • 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.

    Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic


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