Victorin's warbler

Victorin's warbler (Cryptillas victorini) or Victorin's scrub warbler, is a species of African warbler, formerly placed in the family Sylviidae. It was recently split from the genus Bradypterus and now belongs to a monotypic genus Cryptillas.

Victorin's warbler
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Painted by Joseph Wolf, 1866
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Macrosphenidae
Genus: Cryptillas
Oberholser, 1899
C. victorini
Binomial name
Cryptillas victorini
(Sundevall, 1860)
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  • Bradypterus victorini

It is endemic to the fynbos of South Africa's coastal Afromontane area.

The common name and scientific name commemorates Johan Fredrik Victorin (1831-1855), a Swedish traveler who visited South Africa.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Cryptillas victorini". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22714510A94419112. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22714510A94419112.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 352.

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