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370. Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus abyssinicus) [considered as a separate species T. abyssinicus "Mountain Olive Thrush" or “Mountain Thrush” by some authorities] – widespread and common.

371. African Thrush (Turdus pelios pelios) – several in Gambela NP.

(T. p. centralis) – one behind the hotel at Lake Langano.

(T. p. stormsi) seen in the grounds of the Forest Inn, Zambia.

372. * Bare-eyed Thrush (Turdus tephronotus) – several around Negele.

373. * Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos philomelos) – one near the road to Gorgora from Gonder.

374. * Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus fuscus) – several at Lake Heyk.

375. African Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus baeticatus cinnamomeus) – common on the escarpments in the west, a beautifully coloured bird that was behaving almost like a chat, hopping all over the road looking for insects.

376. Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida pallida) – common in the Rift Valley.

377. * Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida) – common in the Rift Valley.

378. Olive-tree Warbler (Hippolais olivetorum) – in the bush behind the hotel at Lake Langano.

379. Singing Cisticola (Cisticola cantans cantans) – frequent in the highlands.

380. Rattling Cisticola (Cisticola chiniana fricki) – near Lake Langano.

381. * Boran Cisticola (Cisticola bodessa bodessa) – 2 seen at Fantalle Crater, Awash NP.

382. Ashy Cisticola (Cisticola cinereolus schillingsi) – several in the bush behind the hotel at Lake Langano.

383. Stout Cisticola (Cisticola robustus robustus) – several in the bush behind the hotel at Lake Langano.

384. Croaking Cisticola (Cisticola natalensis inexpectatus) – several at the base of the escarpment at Lake Langano.

385. * Red-pate Cisticola (Cisticola ruficeps scotopterus) – 1 seen in bush close to Gambela.

386. Tiny Cisticola (Cisticola nanus) – common on the road from Negele to Melka Ghuba.

387. Short-winged Cisticola (Cisticola brachypterus zedlitzi) – in the Gorgora hotel grounds, Lake Tana.

388. Foxy Cisticola (Cisticola troglodytes troglodytes) – common on the escarpments around Nekempte and Metu.

389. Neddicky (Cisticola fulvicapillus muelleri) – at the border post between Zambia & Tanzania.

390. Fan-tailed Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis uropygialis) – several around Metu.

391. Desert Cisticola (Cisticola aridulus lavendulae) – several north of Mega.

392. * Black-backed Cisticola (Cisticola eximius eximius) – between Lalibela and Gonder.

393. * Pectoral-patch Cisticola (Cisticola brunnescens wambera) – between Weldiya and Lalibela.

Many Cisticolas remained unidentified, and I only concentrated in the areas where I thought there was a possibility of finding a lifer.

394. Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava pallescens) – frequent in the highlands.

(P. s. subflava) – near Gambela.

395. * Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis carlo) – found in bush on the outskirts of Djibouti city.

396. Buff-bellied Warbler (Phyllolais pulchella) – common in the Rift Valley.

397. Yellow-breasted Apalis (Apalis flavida flavocincta) – one north of Mega.

(A. f. viridiceps) [considered as a separate species A. viridiceps "Brown-tailed Apalis" by some authorities] – several seen in the valley floor at Sof Omar.

398. Bleating Warbler (Camaroptera brachyura brevicaudata) – identified in the Gorgora Hotel grounds, Lake Tana.

(C. b. abessinica) – widespread & common.

(C. b. insulata) – common in Gambela NP.

399. Grey Wren-Warbler (Calamonastes simplex) – seen between Mega and Yavello.

400. Yellow-bellied Eremomela (Eremomela icteropygialis griseoflava) – one in Awash NP.

401. * Yellow-vented Eremomela (Eremomela flavicrissalis) – one seen on the road north of Marsabit, Kenya.

402. Green-backed Eremomela (Eremomela canescens abyssinica) – one in Gambela NP.

403. Northern Crombec (Sylvietta brachyura brachyura) – frequent in north-east.

(S. b. leucopsis) – widespread & common.

404. * Somali Long-billed Crombec (Sylvietta isabellina) – one seen on the road from Negele to Melka Ghuba.

405. Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus acredula) – widespread & frequent.

(P. t. yakutensis) – widespread & frequent.

406. * Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita collybita) – widespread & common, identified in Simien Mountains.

(P. c. abietinus) – widespread & common, identified in hotel grounds at Lake Awasa.

407. * Brown Woodland-Warbler (Phylloscopus umbrovirens umbrovirens) – several in the forest above Wondo Genet.

408. * Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis crassirostris) – one out of range in the hotel grounds at Lake Awasa, and several in the bush of the wadi below Dittilou, Djibouti.

409. * Red Sea Warbler (Sylvia leucomelaena somaliensis) – several in the bush of the wadi below Dittilou, Djibouti.

An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000

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