"Wisdom begins with putting the right name on a thing"
(Old Chinese Proverb)

Grassbirds, Donacobius, Malagasy warblers, cisticolas & allies

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#,† IOC English name Scientific name Authority Breeding Range Code Comment

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60 Grassbirds and allies Family Locustellidae PHY, TAX Locustellidae has priority over Megaluridae (Bock 1994, BOU); revised classification (v2.11 )includes  14 species transferred from Bradypterus ( Alström et al 2011a)

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Robsonius Collar, 2006 PHY, ENG Robsonius is sister to Locustellidae, not a babbler (Oliveros et al 2012). Change group name to Ground Warbler (Hosner et al 2013).

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Cordillera Ground Warbler Robsonius rabori (Rand, 1960) OR : nc Luzon (Cordillera Central), Philippines TAX, ENG Change  Napothera rabori to Robsonius rabori, and Rabor's Wren-Babbler/Rusty-faced Babbler to Cordillera Ground Warbler (Hosner et al 2013, see also Collar 2006a, Oliveros et al 2012)

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Sierra Madre Ground Warbler Robsonius thompsoni Hosner et al, 2013 OR : n Luzon (Sierra Madre), Philippines NEW Sierra Madre Ground Warbler is a newly described species separated from Cordillera Ground Warbler R. rabori, with revisions of the Robsonius species complex (Hosner et al 2013)

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Bicol Ground Warbler Robsonius sorsogonensis (Rand & Rabor, 1967) OR : s Luzon, Philippines TAX, AS Robsonius sorsogonensis is split from R.rabori (Collar 2006a). Change English name from Grey-banded Babbler to Bicol Ground Warbler (Hosner et al 2013).

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Locustella Kaup, 1829

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Russet Bush Warbler Locustella mandelli (Brooks, WE, 1875) OR : e Himalayas to sc Vietnam, c, se China

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L. m. mandelli (Brooks, WE, 1875) e Himalayas to s China, n Indochina and Burma

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L. m. idonea (Riley, 1940) sc Vietnam

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L. m. melanorhyncha (Rickett, 1898) e China

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Javan Bush Warbler Locustella montis (Hartert, 1896) OR : Java

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Taiwan Bush Warbler Locustella alishanensis (Rasmussen, Round, Dickinson & Rozendaal, 2000) OR : Taiwan

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West Himalayan Bush Warbler Locustella kashmirensis (Sushkin, 1925) OR : w Himalayas AS Bradypterus kashmirensis is split from B. thoracicus ( Alström et al 2008), but not by Kennerley & Pearson (2010)

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Spotted Bush Warbler Locustella thoracica (Blyth, 1845) OR : c Himalayas to c China

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Baikal Bush Warbler Locustella davidi (La Touche, 1923) EU : sc Siberia to c China

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L. d. davidi (La Touche, 1923) se Siberia and ne China

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L. d. suschkini (Stegmann, 1929) sc Siberia

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Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler Locustella castanea (Büttikofer, 1893) AU : Sulawesi and s Moluccas

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L. c. disturbans (Hartert, 1900) Buru

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L. c. muscula (Stresemann, 1914) Seram

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L. c. castanea (Büttikofer, 1893) Sulawesi

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Long-tailed Bush Warbler Locustella caudata (Ogilvie-Grant, 1895) OR : Philippines

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L. c. caudata (Ogilvie-Grant, 1895) Luzon

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L. c. unicolor (Hartert, 1904) Mindanao (except Zamboanga Pen.)

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L. c. malindangensis (Mearns, 1909) Zamboanga Pen. (w Mindanao)

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Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia (Boddaert, 1783) EU : widespread

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L. n. naevia (Boddaert, 1783) Europe to w European Russia and Ukraine

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L. n. straminea Seebohm, 1881 e European Russia to sw Siberia, e Kazakhstan and nw China

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L. n. obscurior Buturlin, 1929 e Turkey and the Caucasus

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L. n. mongolica Sushkin, 1925 e Kazakhstan, sc Siberia and w Mongolia

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Long-billed Bush Warbler Locustella major (Brooks, WE, 1871) EU, OR : w Himalayas, w China

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L. m. major (Brooks, WE, 1871) n Pakistan and nw India

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L. m. innae (Portenko, 1955) w China

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Chinese Bush Warbler Locustella tacsanowskia Swinhoe, 1871 EU : sc Siberia to ne China

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Brown Bush Warbler Locustella luteoventris (Hodgson, 1845) OR : e Himalayas to n Vietnam, c, se China

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River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis (Wolf, 1810) EU : c

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Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides (Savi, 1824) EU : c, w, sw, also nw Africa

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L. l. luscinioides (Savi, 1824) Europe to the Ural Mts. and the Balkans, nw Africa

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L. l. sarmatica Kazakov, 1973 e Ukraine and s European Russia

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L. l. fusca (Severtsov, 1873) Turkey and Jordan to Kazakhstan

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Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata (Temminck, 1840) EU : n, ne

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L. l. hendersonii (Cassin, 1858) Sakhalin I., s Kuril Is. and n Japan

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L. l. lanceolata (Temminck, 1840) n Europe to e Siberia and ne China

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Middendorff's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella ochotensis (Middendorff, 1853) EU : e

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Styan's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella pleskei Taczanowski, 1890 EU : e

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Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola (Pallas, 1811) EU : e

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L. c. certhiola (Pallas, 1811) se Siberia and ne China

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L. c. sparsimstriata Meise, 1934 sw Siberia to sc Siberia

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L. c. centralasiae Sushkin, 1925 e Kazakhstan and ne Kyrgyzstan to w China

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L. c. rubescens Blyth, 1845 n Siberia

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Marsh Grassbird Locustella pryeri (Seebohm, 1884) EU : e

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L. p. sinensis (Witherby, 1912) e Mongolia to se Russia and e China

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L. p. pryeri (Seebohm, 1884) c Japan

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Gray's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella fasciolata (Gray, GR, 1861) EU : c, e ENG Consider shortening name to Gray's Warbler (Clements 6.5)

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Sakhalin Grasshopper Warbler Locustella amnicola Stepanyan, 1972 EU : Sakhalin, s Kuril Islands and Hokkaido AS Sakhalin Warbler is split from Gray's [Grasshopper] Warbler (King 1997; Drovetski et al 2004; Alström et al 2011, OBC; cf Dickinson 2003, HBW 11 w comments)

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Benguet Bush Warbler Locustella seebohmi (Ogilvie-Grant, 1895) OR : Philippines

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Timor Bush Warbler Locustella timorensis (Mayr, 1944) AU : Timor

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Friendly Bush Warbler Locustella accentor (Sharpe, 1888) OR : Borneo

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Bradypterus Swainson, 1837

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Little Rush Warbler Bradypterus baboecala (Vieillot, 1817) AF : widespread

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B. b. centralis Neumann, 1908 Nigeria and s Cameroon to sw Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda

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B. b. chadensis Bannerman, 1936 w Chad

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B. b. sudanensis Grant, CHB & Mackworth-Praed, 1941 s Sudan

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B. b. abyssinicus (Blundell & Lovat, 1899) Ethiopia

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B. b. elgonensis Madarász, 1912 e Uganda to c Kenya

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B. b. tongensis Roberts, 1931 se Kenya to e South Africa

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B. b. msiri Neave, 1909 e Angola and se DR Congo to n and w Zambia and ne Botswana

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B. b. benguellensis Bannerman, 1927 w Angola

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B. b. transvaalensis Roberts, 1919 c Zimbabwe to Lesotho and e South Africa

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B. b. baboecala (Vieillot, 1817) s South Africa

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White-winged Swamp Warbler Bradypterus carpalis Chapin, 1916 AF : c

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Grauer's Swamp Warbler Bradypterus graueri Neumann, 1908 AF : c

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Brown Emutail Bradypterus brunneus (Sharpe, 1877) AF : Madagascar PHY, TAX Brown Emutail is moved from monotypic Dromaeocercus to Bradypterus (Alström et al 2011a)

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Knysna Warbler Bradypterus sylvaticus Sundevall, 1860 AF : s, e South Africa

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B. s. sylvaticus Sundevall, 1860 s South Africa

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B. s. pondoensis Haagner, 1909 e South Africa

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Cinnamon Bracken Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus (Rüppell, 1840) AF : c, e, se

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B. c. cavei Macdonald, 1939 se Sudan and ne Uganda

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B. c. cinnamomeus (Rüppell, 1840) Ethiopia to n Tanzania

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B. c. mildbreadi Reichenow, 1908 Ruwenzori Mts. (DR Congo-Rwanda border)

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B. c. nyassae Shelley, 1893 se DR Congo, ne and sw Tanzania, ne Zambia and Malawi

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Evergreen Forest Warbler Bradypterus lopezi (Alexander, 1903) AF : c, e

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B. l. lopezi (Alexander, 1903) Bioko I.

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B. l. camerunensis Alexander, 1909 sw Cameroon

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B. l. barakae Sharpe, 1906 e DR Congo, Uganda and Rwanda

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B. l. mariae Madarász, 1905 w and c Kenya, n Tanzania

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B. l. usambarae Reichenow, 1917 se Kenya to n Mozambique and n Malawi

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B. l. ufipae (Grant, CHB & Mackworth-Praed, 1941) se DR Congo, sw Tanzania and n Zambia

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B. l. granti Benson, 1939 s Malawi and Mt. Chiperone (n Mozambique)

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B. l. boultoni Chapin, 1948 Angola

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Bangwa Forest Warbler Bradypterus bangwaensis Delacour, 1943 AF : se Nigeria, w Cameroon AS Bradypterus bangwaensis is split from B. cinnamomeus (Dawsett & Forbes-Watson 1993; Bairlein et al. 2006)

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Barratt's Warbler Bradypterus barratti Sharpe, 1876 AF : se

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B. b. barratti Sharpe, 1876 ne South Africa and sw Mozambique

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B. b. godfreyi (Roberts, 1922) lowlands of e South Africa

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B. b. cathkinensis Vincent, 1948 highlands of e South Africa and Lesotho

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B. b. priesti Benson, 1946 e Zimbabwe and wc Mozambique

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Ja River Scrub Warbler Bradypterus grandis Ogilvie-Grant, 1917 AF : wc

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Bamboo Warbler Bradypterus alfredi Hartlaub, 1890 AF : c

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B. a. kungwensis Moreau, 1942 se DR Congo, w Tanzania and nw Zambia

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B. a. alfredi Hartlaub, 1890 se Sudan and w Ethiopia to e DR Congo

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Elaphrornis Legge, 1879

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Sri Lanka Bush Warbler Elaphrornis palliseri (Blyth, 1851) OR : Sri Lanka

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Schoenicola Blyth, 1844

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Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus (Jerdon, 1841) OR : w Ghats (India)

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Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris (Sundevall, 1850) AF : widespread

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S. b. alexinae (Heuglin, 1863) Sierra Leone and Guinea to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Angola

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S. b. brevirostris (Sundevall, 1850) Malawi and nw Mozambique to e South Africa

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Megalurus Horsfield, 1821 PHY, TAX Megalurus includes 2 sp previously in Cincloramphus (mathewsi, cruralis), and Spinifexbird previously in Eremiornis (Alström 2011a)

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Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris Horsfield, 1821 OR : widespread

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M. p. toklao (Blyth, 1843) Pakistan to s China, Indochina and s Burma

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M. p. palustris Horsfield, 1821 Java and Bali

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M. p. forbesi Bangs, 1919 Philippines and ne Borneo

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Rufous Songlark Megalurus mathewsi (Iredale, 1911) AU : Australia

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Brown Songlark Megalurus cruralis Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 AU : Australia

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Little Grassbird Megalurus gramineus (Gould, 1845) AU : New Guinea, Australia

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M. g. papuensis Junge, 1952 New Guinea

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M. g. goulburni Mathews, 1912 e Australia

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M. g. thomasi Mathews, 1912 sw Australia

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M. g. gramineus (Gould, 1845) Tasmania and islands in the Bass Strait

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New Zealand Fernbird Megalurus punctatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) AU : New Zealand

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M. p. vealeae (Kemp, R, 1912) North I.

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M. p. punctatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) South I.

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M. p. stewartianus (Oliver, 1930) Stewart I.

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M. p. wilsoni (Stead, 1936) Codfish I.

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M. p. caudatus (Buller, 1894) Snares I.

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Chatham Fernbird Megalurus rufescens (Buller, 1869) AU : Chatham Islands, NZ , AS Split of Chatham Fernbird Megalurus rufescens from M. punctatus following Olson (1990) and Higgins et. al. 2006.

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Spinifexbird Megalurus carteri (North, 1900) AU : c Australia TAX Spinifexbird is a member of Megalurus [Locustellidae, previously Megaluridae] (Christidis & Boles 2008; Alström et al 2011a)

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Tawny Grassbird Megalurus timoriensis Wallace, 1864 AU : widespread, also Philippines

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M. t. tweeddalei McGregor, 1908 n and c Philippines

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M. t. alopex Parkes, 1970 Bohol, Leyte and Cebu (c Philippines)

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M. t. amboinensis (Salvadori, 1876) Ambon (s Moluccas)

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M. t. crex Salomonsen, 1953 s Philippines

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M. t. mindorensis Salomonsen, 1953 Mindoro (nw Philippines)

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M. t. celebensis Riley, 1919 Sulawesi

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M. t. inquirendus Siebers, 1928 Sumba I. (Lesser Sundas)

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M. t. timoriensis Wallace, 1864 Timor I. (Lesser Sundas)

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M. t. muscalis Rand, 1938 s New Guinea

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M. t. alisteri Mathews, 1912 n and e Australia

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Papuan Grassbird Megalurus macrurus (Salvadori, 1876) AU : New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago

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M. m. stresemanni Hartert, 1930 nw New Guinea

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M. m. mayri Hartert, 1930 n New Guinea

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M. m. wahgiensis Mayr & Gilliard, 1951 ec new Guinea

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M. m. macrurus (Salvadori, 1876) sc and se New Guinea

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M. m. harterti Mayr, 1931 ne New Guinea

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M. m. alpinus Mayr & Rand, 1935 wc and c New Guinea

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M. m. interscapularis Sclater, PL, 1880 Bismarck Arch.

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Fly River Grassbird Megalurus albolimbatus (D'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879) AU : se New Guinea

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Amphilais Parker, SA, 1984

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Grey Emutail Amphilais seebohmi (Sharpe, 1879) AF : Madagascar

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Megalurulus Verreaux, J, 1869

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New Caledonian Thicketbird Megalurulus mariei Verreaux, J, 1869 AU : New Caledonia

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New Britain Thicketbird Megalurulus grosvenori (Gilliard, 1960) AU : New Britain AS, ENG Megalurulus grosvenori is split from Melanesian Thicketbird M.llaneae (Sibley & Monroe 1990, BLI);change English name to New Britain Thicketbird re consensus (Guy Dutson et al 2010)

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Melanesian Thicketbird Megalurulus whitneyi (Mayr, 1933) AU : Guadalcanal in the se Solomon Is., n Vanuatu ENG Change  English name of Megalurulus whitneyi to Melanesian Thicketbird of Sibley and Monroe (1990) and Dickinson (2003) because range includes Guadalcanal

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M. w. turipavae (Cain & Galbraith, ICJ, 1955) Guadalcanal

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M. w. whitneyi (Mayr, 1933) Vanuatu

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Bougainville Thicketbird Megalurulus llaneae (Hadden, 1983) AU : Bougainville Is. in the c Solomon Islands ENG Change  English name of Megalurulus llaneae to Bougainville Thicketbird because species is limited to one island with split of M. grosvenori.

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Rusty Thicketbird Megalurulus rubiginosus (Sclater, PL, 1881) AU : Bismarck Archipelago

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Long-legged Thicketbird Megalurulus rufus (Reichenow, 1890) PO : Fiji Islands

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M. r. rufus (Reichenow, 1890) Viti Levu

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M. r. cluniei (Kinsky, 1975) Vanua Levu

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Buettikoferella Stresemann, 1928

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Buff-banded Thicketbird Buettikoferella bivittata (Bonaparte, 1850) AU : Timor, Lesser Sundas

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Chaetornis Gray, GR, 1848

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Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striata (Jerdon, 1841) OR : ne Pakistan to Bangladesh

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1 Black-capped Donacobius Family Donacobiidae PHY Donacobius is related to the Old World warblers,not wrens (Troglodytidae); treated for now as a monotypic family Donacobiidae (Aleixo and Pacheco 2006; SACC 293) pending resolution of relationships to Megaluridae vs Bernieridae (Johansson et al 2008)

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Donacobius Swainson, 1831

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Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapilla (Linnaeus, 1766) LA : Panama to ne Argentina

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D. a. brachypterus Madarász, 1913 Panama and n Colombia

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D. a. nigrodorsalis Traylor, 1948 s Colombia, e Ecuador and e Peru

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D. a. atricapilla (Linnaeus, 1766) Venezuela and the Guianas to ne Argentina

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D. a. albovittatus d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 sw Brazil and Bolivia

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11 Malagasy Warblers Family Bernieridae

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Oxylabes Sharpe, 1870

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White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis (Gmelin, JF, 1789) AF : Madagascar

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Bernieria Pucheran, 1855

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Long-billed Bernieria Bernieria madagascariensis (Gmelin, JF, 1789) AF : Madagascar

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B. m. madagascariensis (Gmelin, JF, 1789) e

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B. m. inceleber Bangs & Peters, JL, 1926 n and w

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Cryptosylvicola Goodman, Langrand & Whitney, BM, 1996

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Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi Goodman, Langrand & Whitney, BM, 1996 AF : Madagascar

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Hartertula Stresemann, 1925

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Wedge-tailed Jery Hartertula flavoviridis (Hartert, 1924) AF : Madagascar

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Thamnornis Milne-Edwards & Grandidier, A, 1882

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Thamnornis Thamnornis chloropetoides (Grandidier, A, 1867) AF : Madagascar

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Xanthomixis Sharpe, 1881

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Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops (Sharpe, 1875) AF : Madagascar

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X. z. fulvescens (Delacour, 1931) n

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X. z. andapae (Salomonsen, 1934) ne

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X. z. zosterops (Sharpe, 1875) e

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X. z. ankafanae (Salomonsen, 1934) se

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Appert's Tetraka Xanthomixis apperti (Colston, 1972) AF : Madagascar

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Dusky Tetraka Xanthomixis tenebrosa (Stresemann, 1925) AF : Madagascar

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Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps (Sharpe, 1881) AF : Madagascar

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Crossleyia Hartlaub, 1877

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Madagascan Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys (Sharpe, 1875) AF : Madagascar

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Randia Delacour, 1931

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Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops Delacour, 1931 AF : Madagascar

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158 Cisticolas and allies Family Cisticolidae

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Neomixis Sharpe, 1881 TAX Move the jerys Neomixis of Madagascar from Incertae Sedis to a basal position in the Cisticolidae (Ryan et al 2006, Nguembock et al 2007)

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Common Jery Neomixis tenella (Hartlaub, 1866) AF : Madagascar

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N. t. tenella (Hartlaub, 1866) n

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N. t. decaryi Delacour, 1931 wc and c

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N. t. orientalis Delacour, 1931 ec and se

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N. t. debilis Delacour, 1931 s

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Green Jery Neomixis viridis (Sharpe, 1883) AF : Madagascar

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N. v. delacouri Salomonsen, 1934 ne

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N. v. viridis (Sharpe, 1883) se

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Stripe-throated Jery Neomixis striatigula Sharpe, 1881 AF : Madagascar

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N. s. sclateri Delacour, 1931 ne

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N. s. striatigula Sharpe, 1881 se

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N. s. pallidior Salomonsen, 1934 sw

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Cisticola Kaup, 1829

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Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops (Hartlaub, 1857) AF : widespread

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C. e. erythrops (Hartlaub, 1857) Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to Central African Republic, Congo and Gabon

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C. e. pyrrhomitra Reichenow, 1916 se Sudan and Ethiopia

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C. e. niloticus Madarász, 1914 c Sudan

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C. e. sylvia Reichenow, 1904 ne DR Congo and s Sudan to Kenya and c Tanzania

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C. e. nyasa Lynes, 1930 se DR Congo and s Tanzania to e South Africa

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C. e. lepe Lynes, 1930 AF : Angola AL Dowsett and Prigogine (1974) treated C. lepe as a distinct species because of apparent sympatry with C. erythrops in SE Zaire, but they later considered the case to need further investigation (Dowsett and Dowsett-Lemaire 1993b). Lepe Cisticola is now generally treated as a subspecies of Red-faced Cisticola (Dowsett & Forbes-Watson 1993, H&M3, HBW)

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Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans (Heuglin, 1869) AF : w, c, se

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C. c. swanzii (Sharpe, 1870) Senegal and Gambia to s Nigeria

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C. c. concolor (Heuglin, 1869) n Nigeria to Sudan

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C. c. adamauae Reichenow, 1910 Cameroon, Congo and nw DR Congo

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C. c. cantans (Heuglin, 1869) Eritrea and Ethiopia

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C. c. belli Ogilvie-Grant, 1908 Central African Republic, n and e DR Congo, Uganda, and nw Tanzania

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C. c. pictipennis Madarász, 1904 Kenya and n Tanzania

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C. c. muenzneri Reichenow, 1916 s Tanzania to Zimbabwe and Mozambique

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Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis (Fraser, 1843) AF : w, c

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C. l. lateralis (Fraser, 1843) Senegal and Gambia to Cameroon

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C. l. antinorii (Heuglin, 1867) Central African Republic to Kenya

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C. l. modestus (Barboza du Bocage, 1880) Gabon to n Angola, s DR Congo and n Zambia

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Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami Ogilvie-Grant, 1908 AF : ec

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C. w. woosnami Ogilvie-Grant, 1908 ne DR Congo and Uganda to c Tanzania

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C. w. lufira Lynes, 1930 se DR Congo, Zambia, sw Tanzania and n Malawi

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Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus (von Müller, JW, 1855) AF : wc

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Bubbling Cisticola Cisticola bulliens Lynes, 1930 AF : wc

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C. b. septentrionalis Tye, 1992 nw Angola and sw DR Congo

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C. b. bulliens Lynes, 1930 wc to sw Angola

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Chubb's Cisticola Cisticola chubbi Sharpe, 1892 AF : ec

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C. c. adametzi Reichenow, 1910 se Nigeria and sw Cameroon

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C. c. discolor Sjöstedt, 1893 Mt. Cameroon (sw Cameroon)

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C. c. chubbi Sharpe, 1892 e DR Congo to w Kenya

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C. c. marungensis Chapin, 1932 Marungu Mts. (se DR Congo)

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Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri Shelley, 1889 AF : ec

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Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris Shelley, 1897 AF : se

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Lazy Cisticola Cisticola aberrans (Smith, A, 1843) AF : se, e

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C. a. nyika Lynes, 1930 Zambia and sw Tanzania to w Malawi, Zimbabwe and w Mozambique

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C. a. lurio Vincent, 1933 e Malawi and n Mozambique

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C. a. aberrans (Smith, A, 1843) se Botswana and c South Africa

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C. a. minor Roberts, 1913 s Mozambique and e South Africa

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Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola emini Reichenow, 1892 AF : w, c

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C. e. admiralis Bates, 1930 s Mauritania to Mali, Ghana and Sierra Leone

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C. e. petrophilus Alexander, 1907 n Nigeria to sw Sudan, ne DR Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi

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C. e. emini Reichenow, 1892 s Kenya and n Tanzania

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C. e. bailunduensis Neumann, 1931 Angola

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Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana (Smith, A, 1843) AF : c, e, s

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C. c. simplex (Heuglin, 1869) s Sudan, ne DR Congo and n Uganda

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C. c. fricki Mearns, 1913 s Ethiopia and n Kenya

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C. c. fortis Lynes, 1930 Gabon to c Angola, s DR Congo and Zambia

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C. c. humilis Madarász, 1904 e Uganda and w Kenya

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C. c. fischeri Reichenow, 1891 nc Tanzania

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C. c. ukamba Lynes, 1930 c Kenya and n Tanzania

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C. c. victoria Lynes, 1930 sw Kenya and n Tanzania

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C. c. heterophrys Oberholser, 1906 coastal Kenya and Tanzania

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C. c. keithi Parkes, 1987 sc Tanzania

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C. c. mbeya Parkes, 1987 s Tanzania

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C. c. emendatus Vincent, 1944 Malawi, se Tanzania and n Mozambique

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C. c. procerus Peters, W, 1868 e Zambia, s Malawi and c Mozambique

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C. c. frater Reichenow, 1916 c Namibia

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C. c. bensoni Traylor, 1964 s Zambia

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C. c. smithersi Hall, BP, 1956 s Angola and n Namibia to w Zimbabwe

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C. c. chiniana (Smith, A, 1843) se Botswana and Zimbabwe to sc Mozambique and c South Africa

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C. c. campestris Gould, 1845 se Mozambique and e South Africa

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Boran Cisticola Cisticola bodessa Mearns, 1913 AF : ne

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C. b. kaffensis Érard, 1974 sw Ethiopia

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C. b. bodessa Mearns, 1913 se Sudan to c Ethiopia and c Kenya

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Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe Lynes, 1933 AF : se

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C. n. njombe Lynes, 1933 s Tanzania

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C. n. mariae Benson, 1945 n Malawi and ne Zambia

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Ashy Cisticola Cisticola cinereolus Salvadori, 1888 AF : ne

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C. c. cinereolus Salvadori, 1888 ne Ethiopia and n Somalia

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C. c. schillingsi Reichenow, 1905 se Sudan, s Ethiopia and s Somalia to n Tanzania

.

Tana River Cisticola Cisticola restrictus Traylor, 1967 AF : Kenya

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Tinkling Cisticola Cisticola rufilatus (Hartlaub, 1870) AF : ec, s

.

C. r. ansorgei Neumann, 1906 se Gabon to c Angola east to Malawi

.

C. r. vicinior Clancey, 1973 c Zimbabwe

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C. r. rufilatus (Hartlaub, 1870) se Angola and Namibia to w Zimbabwe and n South Africa

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Grey-backed Cisticola Cisticola subruficapilla (Smith, A, 1843) AF : sw

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C. s. newtoni da Rosa Pinto, 1967 sw Angola and nw Namibia

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C. s. windhoekensis (Roberts, 1937) c Namibia

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C. s. karasensis (Roberts, 1937) s Namibia and interior nw South Africa

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C. s. namaqua Lynes, 1930 w Karoo region (w South Africa and s Namibia)

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C. s. subruficapilla (Smith, A, 1843) sw to s South Africa

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C. s. jamesi Lynes, 1930 sc South Africa

.

Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870) AF : s

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C. l. namba Lynes, 1931 w Angola

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C. l. semifasciatus Reichenow, 1905 ne Zambia, s Tanzania, Malawi and ne Mozambique

.

C. l. mashona Lynes, 1930 Zimbabwe, s Mozambique and ne South Africa

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C. l. oreobates Irwin, 1966 Mt. Gorongoza (c Mozambique)

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C. l. monticola Roberts, 1913 n South Africa

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C. l. lais (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870) e South Africa and Lesotho

.

C. l. maculatus Lynes, 1930 s South Africa

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Lynes's Cisticola Cisticola distinctus Lynes, 1930 AF : Uganda, Kenya

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Rufous-winged Cisticola Cisticola galactotes (Temminck, 1821) AF : s

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C. g. isodactylus Peters, W, 1868 s Malawi, se Zimbabwe and w Mozambique

.

C. g. galactotes (Temminck, 1821) s Mozambique and e South Africa

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Winding Cisticola Cisticola marginatus (Heuglin, 1869) AF : w, c, interior e

.

C. m. amphilectus Reichenow, 1875 Mauritania and Senegal to Ghana, sw Cameroon and nw Angola

.

C. m. zalingei Lynes, 1930 n Nigeria to w Sudan

.

C. m. marginatus (Heuglin, 1869) s Sudan and n Uganda

.

C. m. nyansae Neumann, 1905 c DR Congo to Uganda and Kenya

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C. m. suahelicus Neumann, 1905 se DR Congo, Tanzania and ne Zambia

.

Coastal Cisticola Cisticola haematocephalus Cabanis, 1868 AF : coastal Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania

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Ethiopian Cisticola Cisticola lugubris (Rüppell, 1840) AF : Ethiopia, Eritrea

.

Luapula Cisticola Cisticola luapula Lynes, 1933 AF : Angola and Namibia to Zimbabwe

.

Chirping Cisticola Cisticola pipiens Lynes, 1930 AF : wc

.

C. p. congo Lynes, 1936 e Angola to Burundi and sw Tanzania

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C. p. pipiens Lynes, 1930 w Angola

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C. p. arundicola Clancey, 1969 se Angola and ne Namibia to nw Zimbabwe

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Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi Ogilvie-Grant, 1909 AF : ec

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Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens (Lichtenstein, MHK, 1842) AF : ec, s

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C. t. dyleffi Prigogine, 1952 e DR Congo

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C. t. oreophilus van Someren, 1922 w and c Kenya

.

C. t. shiwae White, CMN, 1947 se DR Congo, sw Tanzania and e Zambia

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C. t. perpullus Hartert, 1920 Angola, s DR Congo and w Zambia

.

C. t. tinniens (Lichtenstein, MHK, 1842) Zimbabwe, w Mozambique and South Africa

.

C. t. elegans (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870) sw South Africa

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Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus (Rüppell, 1845) AF : e

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C. r. robustus (Rüppell, 1845) n Ethiopian plateau

.

C. r. schraderi Neumann, 1906 Eritrea and n Ethiopia

.

C. r. omo Neumann & Lynes, 1928 sw Ethiopia

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C. r. santae Bates, 1926 e Nigeria and w Cameroon

.

C. r. nuchalis Reichenow, 1893 Congo, ne DR Congo and Uganda to Kenya and n Tanzania

.

C. r. awemba Lynes, 1933 se DR Congo, sw Tanzania and ne Zambia

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C. r. angolensis (Barboza du Bocage, 1877) Angola, s DR Congo and nw Zambia

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Aberdare Cisticola Cisticola aberdare Lynes, 1930 AF : Kenya

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Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis (Smith, A, 1843) AF : widespread

.

C. n. strangei (Fraser, 1843) Senegal and Gambia to sw Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and n Tanzania

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C. n. inexpectatus Neumann, 1906 c Ethiopia

.

C. n. argenteus Reichenow, 1905 s Ethiopia, n Kenya and s Somalia

.

C. n. tonga Lynes, 1930 c Sudan

.

C. n. katanga Lynes, 1930 ne Angola to sw Tanzania and n Malawi

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C. n. huambo Lynes, 1930 w and c Angola

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C. n. natalensis (Smith, A, 1843) e Zambia and s Tanzania to e South Africa

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C. n. holubii (Pelzeln, 1882) sw Zambia, ne Botswana and w Zimbabwe

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Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps (Cretzschmar, 1830) AF : e, c, w

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C. r. ruficeps (Cretzschmar, 1830) Chad to w and sw Sudan

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C. r. scotoptera (Sundevall, 1850) c Sudan to Eritrea

.

C. r. mongalla Lynes, 1930 s Sudan and n Uganda

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Dorst's Cisticola Cisticola guinea Lynes, 1930 AF : wc TAX Cisticola dorsti is a junior synonym of C. guinea ( Dowsett-Lemaire, Borrow & Dowsett 2005)

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Tiny Cisticola Cisticola nana Fischer, GA & Reichenow, 1884 AF : e

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Short-winged Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus (Sharpe, 1870) AF : widespread

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C. b. brachypterus (Sharpe, 1870) Senegal and Gambia to w Sudan, n DR Congo and n Angola

.

C. b. hypoxanthus Hartlaub, 1881 ne DR Congo, s Sudan and n Uganda

.

C. b. zedlitzi Reichenow, 1909 Eritrea and Ethiopia

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C. b. reichenowi Mearns, 1911 s Somalia to ne Tanzania

.

C. b. ankole Lynes, 1930 e DR Congo and s Uganda to nw Tanzania

.

C. b. kericho Lynes, 1930 sw Kenya

.

C. b. katonae Madarász, 1904 c Kenya to n Tanzania

.

C. b. loanda Lynes, 1930 c Angola to s DR Congo and w Zambia

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C. b. isabellinus Reichenow, 1907 e Zambia and s Tanzania to Mozambique

.

Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus (Fraser, 1843) AF : w, c

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Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes (Antinori, 1864) AF : c, e

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C. t. troglodytes (Antinori, 1864) s Chad to nw Kenya

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C. t. ferrugineus Heuglin, 1864 e Sudan and w Ethiopia

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Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapilla (Vieillot, 1817) AF : c, s

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C. f. dispar Sousa, 1887 se Gabon to nw Zambia and c Angola

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C. f. muelleri Alexander, 1899 c Zambia to Mozambique and ne Zimbabwe

.

C. f. hallae Benson, 1955 s Angola and ne Namibia to w Zimbabwe

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C. f. dexter Clancey, 1971 se Botswana to c Zimbabwe and inland ne South Africa

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C. f. ruficapilla (Smith, A, 1842) c South Africa

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C. f. lebombo (Roberts, 1936) s Mozambique and coastal ne South Africa

.

C. f. fulvicapilla (Vieillot, 1817) inland e South Africa

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C. f. dumicola Clancey, 1983 coastal e South Africa

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C. f. silberbauer (Roberts, 1919) sw South Africa

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Long-tailed Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda Reichenow, 1891 AF : se

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Black-tailed Cisticola Cisticola melanurus (Cabanis, 1882) AF : s, c

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Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis (Rafinesque, 1810) EU, OR, AU, AF : widespread

.

C. j. cisticola (Temminck, 1820) w France, Iberian Pen., Balearic Is. and nw Africa

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C. j. juncidis (Rafinesque, 1810) s France to Turkey and Syria, also Egypt and large Mediterranean islands

.

C. j. uropygialis (Fraser, 1843) Senegal and Gambia to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Nigeria TAX Includes C. j. perennius. Dickinson 2003.

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C. j. terrestris (Smith, A, 1842) Gabon and Congo to s Tanzania and south to South Africa

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C. j. neuroticus Meinertzhagen, R, 1920 Cyprus, Lebanon and Israel to w Iran

.

C. j. cursitans (Franklin, 1831) e Afghanistan to n Burma and s China and south to se India and dry lowlands of Sri Lanka

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C. j. salimalii Whistler, 1936 sw India

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C. j. omalurus Blyth, 1851 Sri Lanka (except dry lowlands)

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C. j. brunniceps (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) s Korea, Japan and Batan I. (n Philippines)

.

C. j. tinnabulans (Swinhoe, 1859) se China and Taiwan to Thailand, Indochina and the Philippines (except Batan I. and the Palawan Is.)

.

C. j. nigrostriatus Parkes, 1971 Palawan Is.

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C. j. malaya Lynes, 1930 Nicobar Is., se Burma, sw Thailand, the Malay Pen. and the Greater Sundas

.

C. j. fuscicapilla Wallace, 1864 e Java, the Kangean Is. and lesser Sundas

.

C. j. constans Stresemann, 1938 Sulawesi and nearby islands

.

C. j. leanyeri Givens & Hitchcock, 1953 nc Australia

.

C. j. normani Mathews, 1914 nw Queensland n to ne Australia)

.

C. j. laveryi Schodde & Mason, 1979 ne Australia, ?s New Guinea

.

Socotra Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus (Sclater, PL & Hartlaub, 1881) EU : Socotra Island

.

Madagascan Cisticola Cisticola cherina (Smith, A, 1843) AF : Madagascar

.

Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus Witherby, 1900 AF : widespread

.

C. a. aridulus Witherby, 1900 s Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan

.

C. a. lavendulae Ogilvie-Grant & Reid, 1901 Eritrea, Ethiopia, nw Somalia and n Kenya

.

C. a. tanganyika Lynes, 1930 c Kenya to n Tanzania

.

C. a. lobito Lynes, 1930 w Angola

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C. a. perplexus White, CMN, 1947 n Zambia

.

C. a. kalahari Ogilvie-Grant, 1910 c Namibia and s Botswana to n South Africa

.

C. a. traylori Benson & Irwin, 1966 e Angola and w Zambia

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C. a. caliginus Clancey, 1955 s Mozambique and e South Africa

.

C. a. eremicus Clancey, 1984 s Angola and n Namibia to Zimbabwe

.

Cloud Cisticola Cisticola textrix (Vieillot, 1817) AF : s

.

C. t. bulubulu Lynes, 1931 w Angola

.

C. t. anselli White, CMN, 1960 e Angola and w Zambia

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C. t. major (Roberts, 1913) c and e South Africa

.

C. t. marleyi (Roberts, 1932) s Mozambique and coastal e South Africa

.

C. t. textrix (Vieillot, 1817) s South Africa

.

Black-backed Cisticola Cisticola eximius (Heuglin, 1869) AF : e, c, w

.

C. e. occidens Lynes, 1930 s Senegal to Nigeria

.

C. e. winneba Lynes, 1931 s Ghana

.

C. e. eximius (Heuglin, 1869) Congo and Central African Republic to Eritrea, Ethiopia, w Kenya and n Tanzania

.

Dambo Cisticola Cisticola dambo Lynes, 1931 AF : c

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C. d. kasai Lynes, 1936 Kasai Province (sc DR Congo)

.

C. d. dambo Lynes, 1931 se DR Congo, e Angola and w Zambia

.

Pectoral-patch Cisticola Cisticola brunnescens Heuglin, 1862 AF : c, e, s

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C. b. mbangensis Chappuis & Érard, 1973 nc Cameroon

.

C. b. lynesi Bates, 1926 w Cameroon

.

C. b. wambera Lynes, 1930 nw Ethiopia

.

C. b. brunnescens Heuglin, 1862 Ethiopia and nw Somalia, ?n Kenya

.

C. b. nakuruensis van Someren, 1922 Kenya and n Tanzania west of the Rift Valley

.

C. b. hindii Sharpe, 1896 Kenya and n Tanzania east of the Rift Valley

.

Pale-crowned Cisticola Cisticola cinnamomeus Reichenow, 1904 AF : sc, s

.

C. c. midcongo Lynes, 1938 se Gabon, Congo and w DR Congo

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C. c. cinnamomeus Reichenow, 1904 c Angola to s Tanzania and south to n Botswana

.

C. c. egregius (Roberts, 1913) s Mozambique and e South Africa

.

Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii Hartlaub, 1863 AF : c, s

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C. a. gabun Lynes, 1931 Gabon, Congo and w DR Congo

.

C. a. imatong Cave, 1938 s Sudan, ?n Uganda

.

C. a. entebbe Lynes, 1930 ne DR Congo to w Kenya and nw Tanzania

.

C. a. itombwensis Prigogine, 1957 e DR Congo

.

C. a. mauensis van Someren, 1922 c Kenya

.

C. a. ayresii Hartlaub, 1863 Angola to s Tanzania and south to e South Africa

.

Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) OR, AU : widespread

.

C. e. tytleri Jerdon, 1863 s Nepal and ne India to n Burma and sw China

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C. e. erythrocephalus Blyth, 1851 peninsular India

.

C. e. equicaudatus Baker, ECS, 1924 e Burma, Thailand and Indochina

.

C. e. courtoisi La Touche, 1926 s and e China

.

C. e. volitans (Swinhoe, 1859) Taiwan

.

C. e. semirufus Cabanis, 1872 Philippines and Sulu Arch.

.

C. e. rusticus Wallace, 1863 Sulawesi and s Moluccas

.

C. e. lineocapilla Gould, 1847 Sumatra, sw Borneo, Java, Lesser Sundas and nw Australia

.

C. e. diminutus Mathews, 1922 New Guinea, islands in the Torres Strait and ne Australia

.

C. e. alexandrae Mathews, 1912 inland n Australia

.

C. e. exilis (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) e and se Australia

.

C. e. polionotus Mayr, 1934 Bismarck Arch.

.

Incana Lynes, 1930

.

Socotra Warbler Incana incana (Sclater, PL & Hartlaub, 1881) EU : Socotra Island

.

Prinia Horsfield, 1821

.

Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera Hodgson, 1836 EU : Afghanistan to wc China, also Burma to Taiwan

.

P. c. striatula (Hume, 1873) e Afghanistan and w Pakistan

.

P. c. crinigera Hodgson, 1836 ne Pakistan to Bhutan

.

P. c. catharia Reichenow, 1908 ne India, w and n Burma to c China

.

P. c. parvirostris (La Touche, 1922) s China

.

P. c. parumstriata (David & Oustalet, 1877) ec and se China

.

P. c. striata Swinhoe, 1859 Taiwan

.

Brown Prinia Prinia polychroa (Temminck, 1828) OR : Southeast Asia, Java

.

P. p. cooki (Harington, 1913) c and e Burma, s Yunnan (s China), Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

.

P. p. bangsi (La Touche, 1922) se Yunnan (s China)

.

P. p. rocki Deignan, 1957 sc Vietnam

.

P. p. polychroa (Temminck, 1828) Java

.

Black-throated Prinia Prinia atrogularis (Moore, F, 1854) OR : e Himalayas from Nepal to w Burma ENG Change  English name of Prinia atrogularis from Hill Prinia to Black-throated Prinia, with split of P. superciliaris which assumes English name "Hill Prinia"

.

P. a. atrogularis (Moore, F, 1854) e Himalayas and sw China

.

P. a. khasiana (Godwin-Austen, 1876) ne India and w Burma

.

Hill Prinia Prinia superciliaris (Anderson, 1871) OR : ne India, e Burma, se Asia, Sumatra AS Prinia superciliaris is split from P. atrogularis (Rasmussen & Anderton 2005)

.

P. s. erythropleura (Walden, 1875) e Burma and nw Thailand

.

P. s. superciliaris (Anderson, 1871) ne Burma, s and se China, ne Thailand and ne Indochina

.

P. s. klossi (Hachisuka, 1926) s Indochina

.

P. s. waterstradti (Hartert, 1902) Mt. Tahan (Malay Pen.)

.

P. s. dysancrita (Oberholser, 1912) w Sumatra

.

Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla Moore, F, 1854 OR : nw India, Nepal, Bhutan

.

Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani Blyth, 1844 OR : Pakistan, India

.

Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens Blyth, 1847 OR : widespread

.

P. r. rufescens Blyth, 1847 ne and e India to s China and c Burma

.

P. r. beavani Walden, 1867 se Burma, n and c Thailand to n Indochina

.

P. r. dalatensis (Riley, 1940) sc and s Vietnam

.

P. r. objurgans Deignan, 1942 se Thailand and s Cambodia

.

P. r. peninsularis Deignan, 1942 n and c Malay Pen.

.

P. r. extrema Deignan, 1942 s Malay Pen.

.

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii Blyth, 1844 OR : widespread

.

P. h. rufula Godwin-Austen, 1874 Himalaya foothills from n Pakistan to ne India, w Burma and sw China

.

P. h. confusa Deignan, 1942 sc China and n Indochina

.

P. h. hodgsonii Blyth, 1844 w India to Bangladesh and wc Burma

.

P. h. erro Deignan, 1942 c Burma through Thailand to s Indochina

.

P. h. albogularis Walden, 1870 s and se India

.

P. h. pectoralis Legge, 1874 Sri Lanka

.

Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis (Lichtenstein, MHK, 1823) EU : sc, also ne Africa

.

P. g. natronensis Nicoll, 1917 Natron Valley (n Egypt)

.

P. g. deltae Reichenow, 1904 Nile Delta (n Egypt) to w Israel

.

P. g. gracilis (Lichtenstein, MHK, 1823) Cairo (n Egypt)to c Sudan

.

P. g. carlo Zedlitz, 1911 ne Sudan to Somalia

.

P. g. yemenensis Hartert, 1909 w Saudi Arabia, Yemen and s Oman

.

P. g. hufufae Ticehurst & Cheesman, 1924 ne Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

.

P. g. carpenteri Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1953 n Oman and United Arab Emirates

.

P. g. palaestinae Zedlitz, 1911 s Syria to nw Saudi Arabia

.

P. g. irakensis Meinertzhagen, R, 1923 e Syria, Iraq and sw Iran

.

P. g. akyildizi Watson, 1961 s Turkey and n Syria

.

P. g. lepida Blyth, 1844 se Iran to n India

.

P. g. stevensi Hartert, 1923 se Nepal, ne India and Bangladesh

.

Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica Jerdon, 1840 OR : India, Sri Lanka

.

P. s. insignis (Hume, 1872) nw India

.

P. s. gangetica (Blyth, 1867) n India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh

.

P. s. mahendrae Koelz, 1939 e India

.

P. s. sylvatica Jerdon, 1840 c and s India

.

P. s. valida (Blyth, 1851) Sri Lanka

.

Bar-winged Prinia Prinia familiaris Horsfield, 1821 OR : Sumatra, Java

.

Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris (Delessert, 1840) OR : widespread

.

P. f. sindiana Ticehurst, 1920 Pakistan and nw India

.

P. f. flaviventris (Delessert, 1840) n India to w and n Burma

.

P. f. sonitans Swinhoe, 1860 se China, Taiwan and ne Vietnam

.

P. f. delacouri Deignan, 1942 e and s Burma, Thailand, s China to nw, c and s Indochina

.

P. f. rafflesi Tweeddale, 1877 Malay Pen., Sumatra and Java

.

P. f. halistona (Oberholser, 1912) Nias I. (off w Sumatra)

.

P. f. latrunculus (Finsch, 1905) Borneo

.

Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis Sykes, 1832 OR : Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

.

P. s. stewarti Blyth, 1847 ne Pakistan, w and n India, Nepal

.

P. s. inglisi Whistler, 1933 ne India, Bhutan and Bangladesh

.

P. s. socialis Sykes, 1832 s India

.

P. s. brevicauda Legge, 1879 Sri Lanka

.

Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava (Gmelin, JF, 1789) AF : widespread

.

P. s. subflava (Gmelin, JF, 1789) s Mauritania and Senegal to c Ethiopia and n Uganda

.

P. s. pallescens Madarász, 1914 n Mali to nw Eritrea and n Ethiopia

.

P. s. tenella (Cabanis, 1869) s Somalia, e Kenya and e Tanzania

.

P. s. melanorhyncha (Jardine & Fraser, 1852) Sierra Leone to s Uganda, c Kenya and nw Tanzania

.

P. s. graueri Hartert, 1920 c Angola, s and e DR Congo and Rwanda

.

P. s. affinis (Smith, A, 1843) se DR Congo and sw Tanzania to ne South Africa

.

P. s. kasokae White, CMN, 1946 e Angola and w Zambia

.

P. s. mutatrix Meise, 1936 s Tanzania to e Zimbabwe and c Mozambique

.

P. s. bechuanae Macdonald, 1941 sw Angola and n Namibia to nw Zimbabwe

.

P. s. pondoensis Roberts, 1922 s Mozambique and e South Africa

.

Plain Prinia Prinia inornata Sykes, 1832 OR : widespread

.

P. i. terricolor (Hume, 1874) e Afghanistan and Pakistan to n India and sw Nepal

.

P. i. fusca Hodgson, 1845 Nepal and ne India to sw Burma

.

P. i. blanfordi (Walden, 1875) n, c and e Burma, nw Thailand and w Yunnan (s China)

.

P. i. extensicauda (Swinhoe, 1860) n and e Yunnan (s China) to e China, n Indochina

.

P. i. herberti Baker, ECS, 1918 s Burma to c and s Indochina

.

P. i. flavirostris (Swinhoe, 1863) Taiwan

.

P. i. inornata Sykes, 1832 c and se India

.

P. i. franklinii Blyth, 1844 sw India

.

P. i. insularis (Legge, 1879) Sri Lanka

.

P. i. blythi (Bonaparte, 1850) Java

.

Pale Prinia Prinia somalica (Elliot, DG, 1897) AF : ne

.

P. s. somalica (Elliot, DG, 1897) n Somalia

.

P. s. erlangeri Reichenow, 1905 se Sudan and e Uganda to s Somalia

.

River Prinia Prinia fluviatilis Chappuis, 1974 AF : w

.

Black-chested Prinia Prinia flavicans (Vieillot, 1821) AF : s

.

P. f. bihe Boulton & Vincent, 1936 s Angola and w Zambia

.

P. f. ansorgei Sclater, WL, 1927 sw Angola and nw Namibia

.

P. f. flavicans (Vieillot, 1821) s Namibia to c Botswana and nw South Africa

.

P. f. nubilosa Clancey, 1957 sw Zambia to n South Africa

.

P. f. ortleppi (Tristram, 1869) ne and e South Africa

.

Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa (Boddaert, 1783) AF : sw

.

P. m. psammophila Clancey, 1963 sw Namibia and w South Africa

.

P. m. maculosa (Boddaert, 1783) s Namibia and c South Africa

.

P. m. exultans Clancey, 1982 se South Africa and Lesotho

.

Drakensberg Prinia Prinia hypoxantha (Sharpe, 1877) AF : s

.

Sao Tome Prinia Prinia molleri Barboza du Bocage, 1887 AF : São Tomé

.

Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii (Cassin, 1855) AF : c

.

P. b. bairdii (Cassin, 1855) se Nigeria to Congo and east to ne DR Congo and w Uganda

.

P. b. heinrichi Meise, 1958 nw Angola

.

Black-faced Prinia Prinia melanops (Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) AF : ec PL Black-faced Prinia is usually treated as a subspecies of Banded Prinia  P. bairdii; revisit species status

.

P. m. obscura (Neumann, 1908) e DR Congo, w Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda

.

P. m. melanops (Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) e Uganda and w Kenya

.

Schistolais Wolters, 1980

.

White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon (Cabanis, 1875) AF : c

.

S. l. leucopogon (Cabanis, 1875) se Nigeria to w and s DR Congo, n Zambia and n Angola

.

S. l. reichenowi (Hartlaub, 1890) se Sudan and e DR Congo to w Kenya and w Tanzania

.

Sierra Leone Prinia Schistolais leontica (Bates, 1930) AF : w

.

Phragmacia Brooke & Dean, 1990

.

Namaqua Warbler Phragmacia substriata (Smith, A, 1842) AF : s

.

P. s. confinis (Clancey, 1991) s Namibia , nw and n South Africa

.

P. s. substriata (Smith, A, 1842) w and c South Africa

.

Oreophilais Clancey, 1991

.

Roberts's Warbler Oreophilais robertsi (Benson, 1946) AF : se

.

Heliolais Sharpe, 1903

.

Red-winged Warbler Heliolais erythropterus (Jardine, 1849) AF : w, c, e

.

H. e. erythropterus (Jardine, 1849) Senegal to n Cameroon

.

H. e. jodopterus (Heuglin, 1864) c Cameroon to s Sudan and nw Uganda

.

H. e. major (Blundell & Lovat, 1899) Ethiopia

.

H. e. rhodopterus (Shelley, 1880) Kenya to e Zimbabwe and Mozambique

.

Urolais Alexander, 1903

.

Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus (Reichenow, 1892) AF : wc

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U. e. epichlorus (Reichenow, 1892) se Nigeria and s Southwest Region of Cameroon

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U. e. cinderella Bates, 1928 n Southwest Region of Cameroon

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U. e. mariae Alexander, 1903 Bioko I.

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Oreolais Nguembock, Fjeldså, Couloux, Cruaud & Pasquet, 2008 TAX,SEQ Separate Black-collared Apalis and Ruwenzori Apalis from Apalis to Oreolais; related to Urolais, Schistolais and Artisornis (Nguembock et al 2008). Change English name?

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Black-collared Apalis Oreolais pulcher (Sharpe, 1891) AF : c, e

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O. p. pulcher (Sharpe, 1891) se Nigeria to s Sudan and Kenya

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O. p. murphyi (Chapin, 1932) se DR Congo

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Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii (Jackson, 1904) AF : e

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Drymocichla Hartlaub, 1881

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Red-winged Grey Warbler Drymocichla incana Hartlaub, 1881 AF : c

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Spiloptila Sundevall, 1872

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Cricket Warbler Spiloptila clamans (Cretzschmar, 1826) AF : ne, c, w ENG Restore established name of Spiloptila clamans to Cricket Warbler; avoids confusion with Green Longtail (Urolais)

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Phyllolais Hartlaub, 1881

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Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella (Cretzschmar, 1830) AF : n

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Apalis Swainson, 1833

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Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica (Shaw, 1811) AF : s

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A. t. griseiceps Reichenow & Neumann, 1895 se Kenya to c Tanzania

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A. t. pareensis Ripley & Heinrich, 1966 South Pare Mts. (ne Tanzania)

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A. t. murina Reichenow, 1904 ne Tanzania to n Malawi and ne Zambia

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A. t. uluguru Neumann, 1914 Uluguru Mts. (e Tanzania)

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A. t. youngi Kinnear, 1936 sw Tanzania, n Malawi and ne Zambia

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A. t. whitei Grant, CHB & Mackworth-Praed, 1937 e Zambia and s Malawi

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A. t. rhodesiae Gunning & Roberts, 1911 ne Botswana to c Zimbabwe

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A. t. quarta Irwin, 1966 Nyanga Mts. (ne Zimbabwe) and Mt. Gorongoza (wc Mozambique)

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A. t. arnoldi Roberts, 1936 e Zimbabwe and sw Mozambique

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A. t. flaviventris Gunning & Roberts, 1911 se Botswana and n South Africa

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A. t. spelonkensis Gunning & Roberts, 1911 ne South Africa

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A. t. drakensbergensis Roberts, 1937 ec South Africa and w Swaziland

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A. t. lebomboensis Roberts, 1931 e Swaziland, e South Africa and s Mozambique

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A. t. venusta Gunning & Roberts, 1911 e to se South Africa

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A. t. thoracica (Shaw, 1811) se South Africa

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A. t. claudei Sclater, WL, 1910 s South Africa

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A. t. capensis Roberts, 1936 sw South Africa

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A. t. griseopyga Lawson, 1965 w South Africa

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Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis Shelley, 1893 AF : Malawi

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Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis Moreau, 1938 AF : Kenya

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Namuli Apalis Apalis lynesi Vincent, 1933 AF : Mozambique

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Rudd's Apalis Apalis ruddi Grant, CHB, 1908 AF : se

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A. r. ruddi Grant, CHB, 1908 se Mozambique

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A. r. caniviridis Hanmer, 1979 s Malawi

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A. r. fumosa Clancey, 1966 s Mozambique and e South Africa

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Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida (Strickland, 1853) AF : widespread

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A. f. viridiceps Hawker, 1898 ne Ethiopia and nw Somalia

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A. f. flavocincta (Sharpe, 1882) se Sudan and n Uganda to s Somalia and ne Kenya

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A. f. caniceps (Cassin, 1859) Senegal and Gambia to w Kenya and n Angola

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A. f. abyssinica Érard, 1974 sw Ethiopia

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A. f. pugnax Lawson, 1968 w and c Kenya

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A. f. golzi (Fischer, GA & Reichenow, 1884) Taita Hills (se Kenya) to c Tanzania and Rwanda

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A. f. neglecta (Alexander, 1899) e Angola to se Kenya and e Tanzania south to Mozambique and n South Africa

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A. f. flavida (Strickland, 1853) w Angola and n Namibia to nw Zimbabwe

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A. f. florisuga (Reichenow, 1898) se South Africa

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Lowland Masked Apalis Apalis binotata Reichenow, 1895 AF : c

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Mountain Masked Apalis Apalis personata Sharpe, 1902 AF : ec

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A. p. personata Sharpe, 1902 ne and e DR Congo, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda

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A. p. marungensis Chapin, 1932 se DR Congo

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Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni Sharpe, 1891 AF : c, e

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A. j. bambuluensis Serle, 1949 se Nigeria and sw Cameroon

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A. j. minor Ogilvie-Grant, 1917 s Cameroon to sw Central African Republic, n DR Congo and Gabon

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A. j. jacksoni Sharpe, 1891 s Sudan to n Tanzania and e DR Congo, n Angola

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White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa Reichenow, 1879 AF : e

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A. c. chariessa Reichenow, 1879 e Kenya

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A. c. macphersoni Vincent, 1934 c Tanzania to Malawi and n Mozambiique

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Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps (Shelley, 1873) AF : c, w

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A. n. nigriceps (Shelley, 1873) Sierra Leone to sw Central African Republic and Gabon

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A. n. collaris van Someren, 1915 e DR Congo and Uganda

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Black-headed Apalis Apalis melanocephala (Fischer, GA & Reichenow, 1884) AF : e

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A. m. nigrodorsalis Granvik, 1923 c Kenya

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A. m. moschi van Someren, 1931 se Kenya and e Tanzania

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A. m. muhuluensis Grant, CHB & Mackworth-Praed, 1947 se Tanzania

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A. m. melanocephala (Fischer, GA & Reichenow, 1884) coastal s Somalia to ne Tanzania

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A. m. lightoni Roberts, 1938 e Zimbabwe and c Mozambique

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A. m. fuliginosa Vincent, 1933 s Malawi

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A. m. tenebricosa Vincent, 1933 n Mozambique

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A. m. adjacens Clancey, 1969 e Malawi highlands

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A. m. addenda Clancey, 1968 s Mozambique

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Chirinda Apalis Apalis chirindensis Shelley, 1906 AF : se

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A. c. vumbae Roberts, 1936 e Zimbabwe

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A. c. chirindensis Shelley, 1906 se Zimbabwe and wc Mozambique

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Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema Reichenow & Neumann, 1895 AF : ec

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Kabobo Apalis Apalis kaboboensis Prigogine, 1955 AF : Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini Friedmann, 1928 AF : ec

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A. c. chapini Friedmann, 1928 c Tanzania

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A. c. strausae Boulton, 1931 ne Zambia, s Tanzania and Malawi

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Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii Shelley, 1884 AF : w

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Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis (Fraser, 1843) AF : w, c

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A. r. rufogularis (Fraser, 1843) e Nigeria to Gabon and Central African Republic, Bioko I.

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A. r. sanderi Serle, 1951 s Benin to sw Nigeria

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A. r. nigrescens (Jackson, 1906) sw Sudan, DR Congo and Uganda (except sw) to w Kenya, nw Tanzania,nw Zambia and ne Angola

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A. r. angolensis (Bannerman, 1922) nw Angola

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A. r. brauni Stresemann, 1934 w Angola

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A. r. kigezi Keith, Twomey & Friedmann, 1967 sw Uganda

.

Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea Moreau, 1941 AF : ec

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Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae (van Someren, 1921) AF : e

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A. k. karamojae (van Someren, 1921) ne Uganda

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A. k. stronachi Stuart & Collar, 1985 n Tanzania and sw Kenya

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Bamenda Apalis Apalis bamendae Bannerman, 1922 AF : Cameroon

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Gosling's Apalis Apalis goslingi Alexander, 1908 AF : wc

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Grey Apalis Apalis cinerea (Sharpe, 1891) AF : c, e

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A. c. funebris Bannerman, 1937 Nigeria and Cameroon

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A. c. cinerea (Sharpe, 1891) e DR Congo and s Sudan to c Kenya and nw Tanzania

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A. c. sclateri (Alexander, 1903) Mt. Cameroon (sw Cameroon), Bioko I.

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A. c. grandis Boulton, 1931 w Angola

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Brown-headed Apalis Apalis alticola (Shelley, 1899) AF : c

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A. a. dowsetti Prigogine, 1973 Marungu Mts. (se DR Congo)

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A. a. alticola (Shelley, 1899) n Angola, s DR Congo and n Zambia to Malawi, Tanzania and sw Kenya

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Urorhipis Heuglin, 1871

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Red-fronted Warbler Urorhipis rufifrons (Rüppell, 1840) AF : ne

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U. r. rufifrons (Rüppell, 1840) Chad to nw Somalia

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U. r. smithi (Sharpe, 1895) se Sudan to c Somalia and s to n Tanzania

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U. r. rufidorsalis (Sharpe, 1897) se Kenya

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Malcorus Smith, A, 1829 PHY, SEQ Malcorus belongs with Hypergerus and Eminia in Cisticolidae (Johansson et al. 2008, TiF, Fjeldsa comm)

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Rufous-eared Warbler Malcorus pectoralis Smith, A, 1829 AF : s

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M. p. etoshae (Winterbottom, 1965) n and c Namibia

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M. p. ocularius (Smith, A, 1843) s Namibia, s Botswana and n South Africa

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M. p. pectoralis Smith, A, 1829 s South Africa

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Hypergerus Reichenbach, 1850

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Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps (Lesson, 1831) AF : w

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Eminia Hartlaub, 1881

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Grey-capped Warbler Eminia lepida Hartlaub, 1881 AF : e

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Camaroptera Sundevall, 1850

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Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura (Vieillot, 1821) AF : e, s PL Green-backed Camaroptera may be conspecific with Grey-backed Camaroptera, given same vocals, little genetic divergence, and hybridization in some areas (Bowie 2006, Ryan 2006 (HBW 11)

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C. b. pileata Reichenow, 1891 se Kenya to se Tanzania

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C. b. fugglescouchmani Moreau, 1939 ne Zambia, n Malawi and e Tanzania

.

C. b. bororensis Gunning & Roberts, 1911 s Tanzania, s Malawi and n Mozambique

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C. b. constans Clancey, 1952 se Zimbabwe, s Mozambique and ne South Africa

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C. b. brachyura (Vieillot, 1821) s and e South Africa

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Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brevicaudata (Cretzschmar, 1830) AF : widespread

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C. b. brevicaudata (Cretzschmar, 1830) Senegal to c Sudan and nw Ethiopia

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C. b. tincta (Cassin, 1855) Liberia to w Kenya and w Tanzania south to nw Angola and nw Zambia

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C. b. abessinica Zedlitz, 1911 s Sudan and ne DR Congo to nw Somalia and n Kenya

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C. b. insulata Desfayes, 1975 sw Ethiopia

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C. b. aschani Granvik, 1934 e DR Congo, sw Uganda and w Kenya

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C. b. erlangeri Reichenow, 1905 s Somalia, e Kenya and ne Tanzania

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C. b. griseigula Sharpe, 1892 se Uganda, w Kenya and n Tanzania

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C. b. intercalata White, CMN, 1960 n Angola and s DR Congo to w Tanzania and n Zambia

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C. b. sharpei Zedlitz, 1911 s Angola and n Namibia to Malawi, Zimbabwe and nc South Africa

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C. b. transitiva Clancey, 1974 se Botswana, Zimbabwe and nc South Africa

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C. b. beirensis Roberts, 1932 c Mozambique, e Zimbabwe and ne South Africa

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Hartert's Camaroptera Camaroptera harterti Zedlitz, 1911 AF : Angola

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Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris (Fraser, 1843) AF : w, c

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Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota Reichenow, 1895 AF : w, c

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C. c. kelsalli Sclater, WL, 1927 Senegal to Ghana

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C. c. chloronota Reichenow, 1895 Togo to Cameroon, Gabon and Congo

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C. c. granti Alexander, 1903 Bioko I.

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C. c. kamitugaensis Prigogine, 1961 e DR Congo

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C. c. toroensis (Jackson, 1905) Central African Republic and c DR Congo to sw Kenya and nw Tanzania

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Calamonastes Sharpe, 1883

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Grey Wren-Warbler Calamonastes simplex (Cabanis, 1878) AF : c, e

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Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus (Reichenow, 1882) AF : ec

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C. u. cinereus Reichenow, 1887 Congo, w DR Congo, n Angola and nw Zambia

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C. u. huilae (Meise, 1958) wc Angola

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C. u. katangae Neave, 1909 se DR Congo and n Zambia

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C. u. undosus (Reichenow, 1882) Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya

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Stierling's Wren-Warbler Calamonastes stierlingi Reichenow, 1901 AF : se

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C. s. stierlingi Reichenow, 1901 se Angola and ne Namibia to e Tanzania and n Mozambique

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C. s. irwini (Smithers & Paterson, 1956) e Zambia to c Mozambique and Botswana

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C. s. olivascens (Clancey, 1969) coastal Mozambique

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C. s. pintoi (Irwin, 1960) s Mozambique and ne South Africa

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Barred Wren-Warbler Calamonastes fasciolatus (Smith, A, 1847) AF : s

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C. f. pallidior Hartert, 1907 sw Angola

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C. f. fasciolatus (Smith, A, 1847) nc Namibia to Botswana, w Zimbabwe and n South Africa

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C. f. europhilus (Clancey, 1970) se Botswana, s Zimbabwe and n South Africa

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Euryptila Sharpe, 1883

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Cinnamon-breasted Warbler Euryptila subcinnamomea (Smith, A, 1847) AF : sw

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E. s. subcinnamomea (Smith, A, 1847) w and c South Africa

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E. s. petrophila Clancey, 1990 s Namibia and nw South Africa

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Bathmocercus Reichenow, 1895

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Black-headed Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus cerviniventris (Sharpe, 1877) AF : w

.

Black-faced Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus rufus Reichenow, 1895 AF : c

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B. r. rufus Reichenow, 1895 s Cameroon and Gabon to nw DR Congo

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B. r. vulpinus Reichenow, 1895 s Sudan and e DR Congo to w Kenya and nw Tanzania

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Scepomycter Grant, CHB & Mackworth-Praed, 1941 TAX Separate Winifred's Warbler from Bathmocercus to Scepomycter; move both genera to Cisticolidae (Ryan et al 2006)

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Winifred's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae (Moreau, 1938) AF : Uluguru Mts of E Tanzania

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Rubeho Warbler Scepomycter rubehoensis Bowie, Fjeldså & Kiure, 2009 AF : Rubeho-Ukaguru Mts of Tanzania

.

Orthotomus Horsfield, 1821

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Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius (Pennant, 1769) OR : widespread

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O. s. guzuratus (Latham, 1790) Pakistan to c and s India

.

O. s. patia Hodgson, 1845 c and e Himalayas to w Burma

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O. s. luteus Ripley, 1948 ne India

.

O. s. inexpectatus La Touche, 1922 e Burma and s China to n Laos and n Vietnam

.

O. s. longicauda (Gmelin, JF, 1789) se China and n Vietnam

.

O. s. maculicollis Moore, F, 1855 se Burma, Malay Pen. and s Indochina

.

O. s. edela Temminck, 1836 Java

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O. s. fernandonis Whistler, 1939 highlands of Sri Lanka

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O. s. sutorius (Pennant, 1769) lowlands of Sri Lanka

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Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis Temminck, 1836 OR : widespread

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O. a. nitidus Hume, 1874 ne India and e Bangladesh to s China, Thailand and Indochina

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O. a. atrogularis Temminck, 1836 Malay Pen., Sumatra and Borneo (except ne)

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O. a. anambensis Watson, 1986 Tioman I. (off e Malay Pen.), Anambas Is. and Natuna Is.

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O. a. humphreysi Chasen & Kloss, 1929 ne Borneo

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Cambodian Tailorbird Orthotomus chaktomuk Mahood et al 2013 OR : Phnom Phen (Cambodia) NEW Cambodian Tailorbird O. chaktomuk is a newly discovered species (Mahood et al 2013)

.

Philippine Tailorbird Orthotomus castaneiceps Walden, 1872 OR : Philippines

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O. c. castaneiceps Walden, 1872 c Philippines

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O. c. rabori Parkes, 1961 Negros and Cebu

.

Trilling Tailorbird Orthotomus chloronotus Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 OR : n and c Luzon AS Orthotomus chloronotus is split from O. castaneiceps (Sheldon et al 2012)

.

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird Orthotomus frontalis Sharpe, 1877 OR : s Philippines AS Orthotomus frontalis is split from O. castaneiceps (Ryan et al. 2006)

.

O. f. frontalis Sharpe, 1877 ec and s Philippines

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O. f. mearnsi McGregor, 1907 Basilan

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Grey-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus derbianus Moore, F, 1855 OR : Philippines

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O. d. derbianus Moore, F, 1855 Luzon

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O. d. nilesi Parkes, 1988 Catanduanes

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Rufous-tailed Tailorbird Orthotomus sericeus Temminck, 1836 OR : Malay Peninsula to Philippines

.

O. s. hesperius Oberholser, 1932 Malay Pen., Sumatra and Belitung I. (e of Sumatra)

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O. s. sericeus Temminck, 1836 Borneo, w and sw Philippines

.

O. s. rubicundulus Chasen & Kloss, 1931 Natuna Is.

.

Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps (Lesson, 1830) OR : Malay Peninsula to Philippines

.

O. r. cineraceus Blyth, 1845 Malay Pen., Sumatra, Bangka I. and Belitung I (east of Sumatra)

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O. r. baeus Oberholser, 1912 Nias and Pagai Is. (off w Sumatra)

.

O. r. concinnus Riley, 1927 Siberut and Sipura Is. (off w Sumatra)

.

O. r. ruficeps (Lesson, 1830) Java

.

O. r. palliolatus Chasen & Kloss, 1932 Karimunjawa and Kangean Is. (n of Java)

.

O. r. baweanus Hoogerwerf, 1962 Bawean I. (n of Java)

.

O. r. borneoensis Salvadori, 1874 Borneo

.

O. r. cagayanensis Riley, 1935 Cagayan Sulu I. (n of Borneo)

.

Olive-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus sepium Horsfield, 1821 OR : Java

.

O. s. sundaicus Hoogerwerf, 1962 Panaitan I. (w of Java)

.

O. s. sepium Horsfield, 1821 Java, Bali and Lombok

.

White-eared Tailorbird Orthotomus cinereiceps Sharpe, 1877 OR : Philippines

.

O. c. obscurior Mayr, 1947 Mindanao

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O. c. cinereiceps Sharpe, 1877 Basilan

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Black-headed Tailorbird Orthotomus nigriceps Tweeddale, 1878 OR : Philippines

.

Yellow-breasted Tailorbird Orthotomus samarensis Steere, 1890 OR : Philippines

.

Artisornis Friedmann, 1928

.

Long-billed Forest Warbler Artisornis moreaui (Sclater, WL, 1931) AF : se

.

A. m. moreaui (Sclater, WL, 1931) ne Tanzania

.

A. m. sousae (Benson, 1945) nw Mozambique

.

Red-capped Forest Warbler Artisornis metopias (Reichenow, 1907) AF : e

.

A. m. metopias (Reichenow, 1907) ne Tanzania to nw Mozambique

.

A. m. altus (Friedmann, 1927) Uluguru Mts. (e Tanzania)

.

Poliolais Alexander, 1903

.

White-tailed Warbler Poliolais lopezi (Alexander, 1903) AF : wc

.

P. l. alexanderi Bannerman, 1915 Mt. Cameroon (sw Cameroon)

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P. l. lopezi (Alexander, 1903) Bioko I.

.

P. l. manengubae Serle, 1949 se Nigeria and sw Cameroon

.

Eremomela Sundevall, 1850 PHY,SEQ Move Eremomela to the Cisticolidae (Johansson et al 2008)

.

Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis (Lafresnaye, 1839) AF : widespread

.

E. i. alexanderi Sclater, WL & Mackworth-Praed, 1918 Senegal and Gambia to w Sudan

.

E. i. griseoflava Heuglin, 1862 c Sudan to nw Somalia and w Kenya

.

E. i. abdominalis Reichenow, 1905 c Kenya to n Tanzania

.

E. i. polioxantha Sharpe, 1883 se DR Congo and s Tanzania to e Botswana, s Mozambique and ne South Africa

.

E. i. helenorae Alexander, 1899 s Angola and ne Namibia to n Botswana and nw Zimbabwe

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E. i. puellula Grote, 1929 sw Angola

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E. i. icteropygialis (Lafresnaye, 1839) Namibia, w and c Botswana

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E. i. perimacha Oberholser, 1920 s Botswana, n and nw South Africa

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E. i. saturatior Ogilvie-Grant, 1910 c and s South Africa

.

Salvadori's Eremomela Eremomela salvadorii Reichenow, 1891 AF : wc

.

Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis Sharpe, 1895 AF : ne

.

Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla Hartlaub, 1857 AF : w

.

Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens Antinori, 1864 AF : e, c, w

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E. c. elegans Heuglin, 1864 w and c Sudan

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E. c. abyssinica Bannerman, 1911 e Sudan, Eritres and Ethiopia

.

E. c. canescens Antinori, 1864 s Chad and e Cameroon to w Kenya

.

Green-capped Eremomela Eremomela scotops Sundevall, 1850 AF : c, se

.

E. s. kikuyuensis van Someren, 1931 c Kenya

.

E. s. citriniceps (Reichenow, 1882) Uganda to w Kenya and w Tanzania

.

E. s. congensis Reichenow, 1905 se Gabon to sw DR Congo and n Angola

.

E. s. pulchra (Barboza du Bocage, 1878) Angola and ne Namibia to se DR Congo, w Malawi and n Botswana

.

E. s. scotops Sundevall, 1850 e Kenya to ne South Africa

.

Karoo Eremomela Eremomela gregalis (Smith, A, 1829) AF : sw

.

E. g. damarensis Wahlberg, 1855 w Namibia

.

E. g. gregalis (Smith, A, 1829) sw Namibia, w and s South Africa

.

Burnt-necked Eremomela Eremomela usticollis Sundevall, 1850 AF : s ENG Correct: English name of Eremomela usticollis to "Burnt-necked" Eremomela

.

E. u. rensi Benson, 1943 e Zambia to c Zimbabwe and c Mozambique

.

E. u. usticollis Sundevall, 1850 s Angola and Namibia to s Mozambique and ne South Africa

.

Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps (Fraser, 1843) AF : w, c

.

E. b. fantiensis Macdonald, 1940 Sierra Leone to w Nigeria

.

E. b. latukae Hall, BP, 1949 s Sudan

.

E. b. badiceps (Fraser, 1843) s Nigeria and s Cameroon to w Uganda, DR Congo and n Angola

.

Turner's Eremomela Eremomela turneri van Someren, 1920 AF : ec

.

E. t. kalindei Prigogine, 1958 ec DR Congo to sw Uganda

.

E. t. turneri van Someren, 1920 w Kenya

.

Black-necked Eremomela Eremomela atricollis Barboza du Bocage, 1894 AF : sc