Mrs. Moreau's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae Scientific name definitions

Flemming P. Jensen
Version: 2.1 — Published March 3, 2023



Mrs. Moreau's Warbler is endemic to Tanzania, where it occurs from 1,350‒2,430 m elevation, and is known from three mountain ranges:

Uluguru Mountains. Relatively widespread in the Uluguru Nature Forest Reserve; in the northern part at from 1,350‒1,740 m elevation, although primarily above ca. 1,600 m (23, 24). In the southern part south of the Bundiki gap, it has been recorded to 2,430 m (24).

Ukaguru Mountains. Recorded from Mamiwa-Kisara North Forest Reserve at 1,500‒1,900 m (25, 26, 27, 5), with recent audio recordings and photo documentations (see eBird).

Rubeho Mountains. Found on the eastern edge of Ukwiva Forest Reserve at 1,800‒2,100 m (28, 5).

Mrs. Moreau's Warbler was previously thought to be present in the Udzungwa Mountains, but this was reported in error (29, FPJ). Also, an earlier version of this species account (2.0) wrongly stated that it occurs on Salanga Ridge in northern Tanzania (30).

Historical Changes to the Distribution

Information needed.

Distribution of the Mrs. Moreau's Warbler - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Mrs. Moreau's Warbler

Recommended Citation

Jensen, F. P. (2023). Mrs. Moreau's Warbler (Scepomycter winifredae), version 2.1. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.mrmwar1.02.1