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Phylloscopus umbrovirens
Photo by volker sthamer
Menagesha, Ethiopia, September 2009


  • Brown upperparts
  • Olive wings
  • Pale underparts
  • Pale eyestripe
  • Brown cap
  • Dark iris, legs and feet


Africa and the Middle East
Western Africa: DRC
Eastern Africa: South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania
Middle East: Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen



Phylloscopus umbrovirens has nine subspecies:

  • P. u. yemenensis
  • P. u. umbrovirens
  • P. u. omoensis
  • P. u. williamsi
  • P. u. mackensianus
  • P. u. dorcadichroa
  • P. u. alpinus
  • Ruwenzori Mountains
  • P. u. wilhelmi
  • P. u. fugglescouchmani


Forests, shrubland, montanes and gardens.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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