Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Cloud Cisticola (Cisticola textrix) - HBW 11, p. 460

French: Cisticole pinc-pinc German: Pinkpink-Zistensänger Spanish: Cistícola Pinc-pinc
Other common names: Pinc-pinc/Tink-tink Cisticola

Taxonomy: Sylvia textrix Vieillot, 1817, Cape Province, South Africa.
Closely allied to C. eximius and C. dambo. Distinctively streaked nominate race sometimes regarded as an incipient species, separate from other races. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bulubulu Lynes, 1931 - C Angola.
  • anselli C. M. N. White, 1960 - E Angola and adjacent extreme W Zambia.
  • major ( Roberts, 1913) - plateau of E South Africa.

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  • bulubulu Lynes, 1931 - C Angola.
  • anselli C. M. N. White, 1960 - E Angola and adjacent extreme W Zambia.
  • major ( Roberts, 1913) - plateau of E South Africa.
  • marleyi ( Roberts, 1932) - S Mozambique and E South Africa (NE KwaZulu-Natal S to St Lucia).
  • textrix ( Vieillot, 1817) - SW South Africa (E to Port Elizabeth).
  • Least Concern
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