Chubb's Cisticola (Cisticola chubbi) - HBW 11, p. 443
French: Cisticole de Chubb
Spanish: Cistícola de Chubb
Other common names: Brown-backed Cisticola (adametzi, discolor)
Taxonomy: Cisticola chubbi Sharpe, 1892, Mnagiki, Mount Elgon, Kenya.
Forms a superspecies with C. hunteri and C. nigriloris, and apparently also with undescribed “Kilombero Cisticola” from SE Tanzania (see page 382). W races adametzi and discolor sometimes considered to represent a separate species, but appear vocally similar to E races; further investigation needed. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- adametzi Reichenow, 1910 - highlands of SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon.
- discolor Sjöstedt, 1893 - Mt Cameroon.
- chubbi Sharpe, 1892 - highlands of E DRCongo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, W Kenya and NW Tanzania.
- marungensis Chapin, 1932 - Marungu Mts, in SE DRCongo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
2 birds preening Locality Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda (ssp chubbi)
Daniêl Jimenez 18 September 2010 5 years ago 27 sec 4
A pair duetting and flying away Locality Sebitoli, Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp chubbi)
Josep del Hoyo 3 September 2006 9 years ago 8 sec 4
A bird in a bush and flying away Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp chubbi)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 8 years ago 6 sec 3.8
A pair perched Locality Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 11 March 2013 2 years ago 22 sec 3.8
A bird in a bush, defecating and flying away Locality Sebitoli, Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp chubbi)
Josep del Hoyo 3 September 2006 9 years ago 8 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 10 photos
Calling by Gorilla Camp at Buhoma
Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Phil Gregory 4 June 2014 1 year ago 4
A bird on the top of bush
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 14 July 2013 2 years ago 4
Young (?) Brown-backed Cisticola near the Lake Awing
Locality Lake Awing, Bafut-Nguemba Forest Reserve, Bamenda Highlands, Northwest Province, Cameroon (ssp discolor)
Bernard Guevorts 17 August 2012 3 years ago 4
Locality Mount Cameroon, Southwest Province, Cameroon (ssp discolor)
Nik Borrow 22 March 2012 3 years ago 4
A pair singing together
Locality Ruhija, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp chubbi)
Frederic Pelsy 6 October 2015 13 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Big Babanki, Bamenda Highlands, Northwest Province, Cameroon
Tomas Grim 20 November 2013 1 year ago 3.7
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