Scotocerca Sundev., Meth. Av. Tent., p. 7 (1872). Type, S. inquieta, Cretz.
The genus Scotocerca has two moults, the Spring moult being only a partial one. In general appearance the birds are very like small specimens of the genus Suya but the latter has a very complete Spring moult and has no long hairs overhanging the nostrils, a conspicuous feature in Scotocerca. The tail is slightly graduated and a little longer than the wing; the tarsi are long and, for a Warbler, rather strong.