Sylvietta ruficapilla (Red-capped crombec) 

Rooikroonstompstert [Afrikaans]; Roodkapkrombek [Dutch]; Crombec calotte rousse [French]; Rotohr-sylvietta [German]; Rabicurta-de-barrete-vermelho [Portuguese]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Tetrapoda (four-legged vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Reptilia (reptiles) > Romeriida > Diapsida > Archosauromorpha > Archosauria > Dinosauria (dinosaurs) > Saurischia > Theropoda (bipedal predatory dinosaurs) > Coelurosauria > Maniraptora > Aves (birds) > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Sylviidae > Genus: Sylvietta

Distribution and habitat

It occurs from southern DRC through Angola and Zambia to north-eastern Mozambique. A fragment of its Mozambique population is within southern Africa; it was also collected west of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in 1961. It generally prefers the canopy of miombo woodland.

Distribution of Red-capped crombec in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project ( Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common).

 

References

  • Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ and Ryan PG 2005. Roberts - Birds of southern Africa, VIIth ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. 

 
 

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