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São Tomé Shorttail
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Information
Common Name Bocage's Longbill
Range São Tomé
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family incertae sedis
Genus Amaurocichla
Species Amaurocichla bocagei
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The São Tomé shorttail (Amaurocichla bocagei), also known as Bocage's longbill, is a species of passerine in the superfamily Passeroidea. It is the only member of the genus Amaurocichla. Formerly placed in the family Sylviidae, appears to be close to the Motacillidae, though its relationships currently are unclear. It is endemic to the southern and western parts of the island of São Tomé. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This species has a small population and is threatened by habitat loss.

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