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Moustached Grass-Warbler

Melocichla mentalis (Fraser, 1843)

The Moustached Grass Warbler (Melocichla mentalis) is a species of African Warbler, formerly placed in the Sylviidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are moist savanna and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Macrosphenidae
Genus:
  Melocichla

Scientific:
  Melocichla mentalis

Citation:
  (Fraser, 1843)

Reference:
  PZS Pt11 no.121 p.16

Protonym:
  Drymoica mentalis

Avibase ID:
  1478AA79164FD082

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1478AA79

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561090

Geographic range:

  • Melocichla mentalis mentalis: Senegambia to Gabon, s Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia and n Malawi
  • Melocichla mentalis amauroura: South Sudan and southwestern Ethiopia south to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, western and central Kenya, western Tanzania, and northern and central Zambia
  • Melocichla mentalis incana: NE Tanzania (Mt. Meru)
  • Melocichla mentalis orientalis: E Kenya to s Tanzania, s Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
  • Melocichla mentalis luangwae: Zambia
English:
Moustached Grass-Warbler
Czech:
cetie velká
German:
Bartgrassänger
Danish:
Skæggræssanger
Spanish:
Yerbera Bigotuda
Finnish:
bulbulikerttu
French:
Mélocichle à moustaches
Italian:
Erbarolo dai mustacchi
Japanese:
higekusamushikui
Japanese:
ヒゲクサムシクイ
Dutch:
Baardgrasvogel
Norwegian:
Skjeggsanger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Skjeggsongar
Polish:
mlacznik
Portuguese:
Felosa-de-bigodes
Russian:
Усатая большехвостая славка
Slovak:
lužnica potočná
Swedish:
mustaschsångare
Ukrainian:
Очеретянка вусата
Chinese:
须薮莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Moustached Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Moustached Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Moustached Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Moustached Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mélocichle à moustaches ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mélocichle à moustaches ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
African Moustached Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Moustached Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Moustached Grass-warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Moustached Grass Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Moustached Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Melocichla mentalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Melocichla mentalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Melocichla mentalis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Moustached Grass-Warbler ( Melocichla mentalis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melocichla mentalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melocichla mentalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Breëstertgrasvoël
Catalan: camperol mostatxut
Czech: Cetie velká
Danish: Skæggræssanger
German: Bart-Bülbülgrasmücke, Bartgrassänger, Bartgraßsänger
English: African Moustached Warbler, Grass Warbler, Moustachd Grass-warbler, Moustache Warbler, Moustached Grass Warbler, Moustached Grass-Warbler, Moustached Scrub Warbler, Moustached Warbler
English (IOC): Moustached Grass Warbler
English (Kenya): Moustached Grass Warbler
Spanish: Yerbera Bigotuda
Spanish (Spain): Yerbera Bigotuda
Spanish (HBW): Moustached Grass-Warbler
Finnish: Bulbulikerttu
French: Fauvette à moustaches, Grande Fauvette à moustaches, Grande Fauvette à moustaches noires, Mélocichle à moustaches
Hungarian: bajszos fűposzáta
Italian: Erbarolo dai mustacchi, Melocicla dai mustacchi
Japanese: higekusamushikui
Japanese: ヒゲクサムシクィ, ヒゲクサムシクイ
Scientific: Drymoica mentalis, Melocichla mentalis, Melocichla mentalis mentalis, Sphenoeacus mentalis
Lithuanian: Ūsuotoji devynbalsė
Dutch: Baardgrasvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Skjeggsongar
Norwegian: Skjeggsanger
Polish: mlacznik, młacznik
Portuguese: Felosa-de-bigodes
Portuguese (Portugal): Boita-de-bigodes
Russian: Усатая большехвостая славка
Slovak: lužnica potočná
Swedish: mustaschsångare, Skäggsångare
Swahili: Kuchakulu
Ukrainian: Очеретянка вусата
Chinese: 须薮莺
Chinese (Traditional): 髭草鶯

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