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Scepomycter
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Winifred's Warbler (Scepomycter winifredae)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Cisticolidae
Genus Scepomycter

Scepomycter is a genus of passerines in the Cisticolidae family. The two species are endemic to highland forests in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. They are small, mainly grey birds with a reddish-orange head.

Taxonomy[]

The Rubeho warbler is a cryptic species only described as separate from the Winifred's warbler in 2009. Winifred's warbler (and by association, the Rubeho warbler) have sometimes been included in the genus Bathmocercus.

Rubeho Warbler (Bowie, Fjeldså & Kiure, 2009) (Scepomycter rubehoensis)
Winifred's Warbler (Moreau, 1938) (Scepomycter winifredae)
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