Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Buff-throated Apalis (Apalis rufogularis) - HBW 11, p. 478

French: Apalis à gorge rousse German: Weißbauch-Feinsänger Spanish: Apalis Gorgirrufo
Other common names: Black-backed Apalis (S & E races)

Taxonomy: Drymoica rufogularis Fraser, 1843, Malabo, Bioko.
Forms a superspecies with A. sharpii, A. argentea and A. karamojae. Taxonomy confused by considerable variation in plumage; status of apparently isolated Angolan population (angolensis and brauni) uncertain. Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sanderi Serle, 1951 - S Benin and C & SW Nigeria (Jos Plateau and coastal forest E to R Niger).
  • rufogularis (Fraser, 1843) - E Nigeria E to Central African Republic, S to Gabon and PRCongo; also Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
  • angolensis (Bannerman, 1822) - NW Angola.

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  • sanderi Serle, 1951 - S Benin and C & SW Nigeria (Jos Plateau and coastal forest E to R Niger).
  • rufogularis (Fraser, 1843) - E Nigeria E to Central African Republic, S to Gabon and PRCongo; also Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
  • angolensis (Bannerman, 1822) - NW Angola.
  • brauni Stresemann, 1934 - W Angola.
  • nigrescens (Jackson, 1906) - DRCongo, SW Sudan, Uganda (except SW), W Kenya, NW Tanzania and NW Zambia.
  • kigezi Keith et al., 1967 - Kigezi, in SW Uganda.
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