Papyrus Yellow Warbler

The Papyrus Yellow Warbler is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Papyrus Yellow Warbler (Chloropeta gracilirostris) is a species of Acrocephalidae warblers; formerly, these were placed in the paraphyletic "Old World warblers". It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss. Source - * BirdLife International 2006. Chloropeta gracilirostris. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007. More

other warblers in swamp habitats, the papyrus yellow warbler is a relatively brightly coloured bird. Perched upright against the papyrus stalks, it displays an underbelly of rich yellow contrasting attractively with olive-brown upperparts (2). The song of this species consists of melodious liquid warblings (2) (3). More

range of the papyrus yellow warbler in this country by a third. Exacerbating the negative impacts of habitat conversion is the increasing over-exploitation of papyrus for fuel and local crafts, particularly around Lake Victoria where man-made ecological changes have seen the fisheries collapse (2). Furthermore, in some parts of this species’ range, the papyrus swamps are burnt by hunters in order to drive out game (2) (3). More

Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Vulnerable Justification This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is believed to have a small and severely fragmented population, which is suspected to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to drainage and human exploitation of its papyrus-swamp habitat. More

Stamps showing Papyrus Yellow Warbler Calamonastides gracilirostris Papyrus Yellow Warbler Calamonastides gracilirostris 185.016 Papyrus Yellow Warbler IOC v2.4: 7238 Links will open countrypage in new window - Zambia 10.03. More

Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris = Described by: Ogilvie-Grant (1906) Alternate common name(s): Thin-billed Flycatcher-warbler, Yellow Flycatcher-warbler, Papyrus Flycatcher-warbler, Yellow Swamp-warbler Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Ec. Africa; Two populations; Restricted range; (1) Ne. Zaire, w. Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and w. Kenya. (2) Ne. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Chloropeta
Species : gracilirostris
Authority : Ogilvie-Grant, 1906