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Grey-backed camaroptera, Camaroptera brachyura brevicaudata synonym, Camaroptera brevicaudata ; protonym, Sylvia brachyura , Vieillot, , also known as the grey-backed bleating warbler or as the green-backed camaroptera nominate , as the bleating bush warbler or as the bleating camaroptera, or as the glass-eye, photographed at Aregash Lodge , Yrgalem, Ethiopia Africa.
Image: Dan Logen , 4 February with permission [ velociraptorize ]. Question: This African mystery bird is going to be difficult to ID after just looking at it, although location should be a strong hint as to the bird's identity. That said, I'll be happy if you can figure out this bird's taxonomic family; can you do that?
Response: This is an adult grey-backed camaroptera, Camaroptera brevicaudata , a species that, according to BirdLife International , was lumped into C. The grey-backed camaroptera is vocal, and gets its alternate common name, the bleating warbler, from its very loud alarm call which sounds like the bleating of a lamb.
They also make another loud call that sounds like two stones being banged together. These birds skulk around in dense brush and are often heard, seldom seen.
However, in the course of extensive searches of my personal library and the intert00bz, I did find one remarkable behaviour for these birds: according to one account, they bind large leaves together low in a bush and build a grass nest inside. The grey-backed camaroptera is one of four species in its genus. The cameroptera are placed into Cisticolidae, a family consisting of small passerines that occur in the warmer southern regions of the Old World.