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