Buntings and New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Brown-rumped Bunting (Emberiza affinis) - HBW 16, p. 529

French: Bruant à ventre jaune German: Braunbürzelammer Spanish: Escribano Culipardo

Taxonomy: Emberiza affinis Heuglin, 1867, no locality = probably Dar Bertat, western Ethiopia.
Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nigeriae Bannerman & Bates, 1926 - Senegambia E to Nigeria and N Cameroon.
  • vulpecula Grote, 1921 - C Cameroon, S Chad and Central African Republic.
  • affinis Heuglin, 1867 - S Sudan, NE DRCongo, NW Uganda and (most likely this race) N Ethiopia.
  • omoensis Neumann, 1905 - S Ethiopia.