Roberts’s Warbler

Roberts\'s Warbler / Oreophilais robertsi

Roberts's Warbler

Here the details of the Roberts's Warbler named bird below:

SCI Name:  Oreophilais robertsi
Protonym:  Prinia robertsi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 66 p.52
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Cisticolidae /
Taxonomy Code:  robpri1
Type Locality:  Vumba, near Umtali, Southern Rhodesia; altitude ca. 5,500 feet.
Publish Year:  1946
IUCN Status:  


(Cisticolidae; Ϯ Briar Warbler O. robertsi) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. highlands of Zimbabwe); φιλος philos  lover; Mod. L. lais  warbler  < Gr. ὑπολαις hupolais  small unidentifed ground-nesting bird; “Oreophilais gen. nov.  Type species. Prinia robertsi Benson  ... Etymology. Oreophil-, Greek, mountain-loving. The lais component of the name, elided with the first part, derives from part of the Greek hypolais, which refers to a small warbler-like passerine and has been employed in the formation of several warbler genera” (Clancey 1991).

● Dr Austin Roberts (1883-1948) South African zoologist (subsp. Anthoscopus caroli, syn. Chersomanes albofasciata alticola, syn. Corythornis cristatus longirostris (ex Corythornis cristata longirostris Roberts, 1932), syn. Estrilda troglodytes, syn. Glaucidium capenseOreophilais).
● Dr Howard Radclyffe Roberts (1906-1982) US zoologist, civil administrator (subsp. Psilopsiagon aurifrons).