Gray-capped Warbler

Eminia lepida

Gray-capped Warbler, Eminia lepida, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Photographed at Kitale Museum, Kitale, Kenya. 01 April 2013.

Rather small bird with extensive pale gray on chest, back, and crown. A black bar extends from base of bill, through the eye and around to nape. There is a distinct brick-red chin patch. The back and wings are olive-green. The bill is moderately stout, dark, and slightly curved towards the end. Inhabits moist woods and brush in much of western Kenya.

Cisticolidae -- Cisticola Family

Books Available for Sale on ABE Books:

  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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