This bird is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia.

This bird is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia.
Species: Abyssinian Catbird   Parophasma galinieri
Author: Stefan Helming
Friday, May 1, 2009
Added to IBC: 4 May 2009 - 08:41
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Altitude (m): 
1199 meters


The bird is difficult to find and to photograph, so please excuse the poor picture quality

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Stefan Helming, IBC944569. Accessible at

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Stefan Helming, IBC944569. Photo of Abyssinian Catbird Parophasma galinieri at Ankober Lodge, Ethiopia. Accessible at

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