Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Black-backed Cisticola (Cisticola eximius) - HBW 11, p. 463

French: Cisticole à dos noir German: Schwarzhals-Zistensänger Spanish: Cistícola Dorsinegro
Other common names: Black-necked Cisticola

Taxonomy: Drymoeca eximia Heuglin, 1869, Upper Gazelle River, Bahr-el-Ghazal, Sudan.
Closely allied to C. textrix and C. dambo. Birds in PRCongo, having golden-yellow crown and rump and different call, perhaps represent an undescribed race. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • occidens Lynes, 1930 - Senegal E patchily to Nigeria.
  • winneba Lynes, 1931 - coastal Ghana.
  • eximius (Heuglin, 1869) - locally in PRCongo, Central African Republic, N DRCongo, Sudan, NW Eritrea, NW Ethiopia, Uganda, extreme W Kenya and N Tanzania.

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