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Banded Parisoma - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Banded Warbler

Subspecies somalicum
Photo by volker sthamer
Yabello, Ethiopia, March 2012
Curruca boehmi

Sylvia boehmi


12 cm

  • Large head
  • Long tail


Eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania.

Photo by Valéry Schollaert
d'Arusha, Tanzania, September 2010


This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 3 subspecies.
Formerly placed in the genus Parisoma.


  • C. b. somalica:
  • C. b. marsabit:
  • C. b. boehmi:


Photo by megan perkins
Magadi Road, Kenya, December 2006

Dry savanna and woods.



Their diet consists of insects, berries and seeds.


  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
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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