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Photo by lior kislev
Sheyzaf Nature Reseve, Israel, April 2007

Alternative name: Red Sea Warbler

Curruca leucomelaena

Sylvia leucomelaena



Africa and the Middle East
Northern Africa: found only in Egypt
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia
Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman


Photo by Robin Edwards
Sheyzaf Nature Reserve, Israel, March 2010

This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 4 subspecies.


  • C. l. negevensis:
  • C. l. blanfordi :
  • C. l. somaliensis:
  • C. l. leucomelaena:


Acacia desert savana.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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