Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis) - HBW 11, p. 432

French: Prinia gracile German: Streifenprinie Spanish: Prinia Grácil
Other common names: Streaked/Stripe-backed Prinia, Graceful Warbler

Taxonomy: S[ylvia]. gracilis M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823, Nubia.
Racial variation largely clinal, and often obscured by effects of plumage wear. Twelve subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • akyildizi Watson, 1961 - S Turkey, possibly into NW Syria.
  • palaestinae Zedlitz, 1911 - Lebanon, S Syria, E Israel, Jordan and NW Saudi Arabia.
  • deltae Reichenow, 1904 - W Israel S to N Egypt (R Nile delta).

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  • akyildizi Watson, 1961 - S Turkey, possibly into NW Syria.
  • palaestinae Zedlitz, 1911 - Lebanon, S Syria, E Israel, Jordan and NW Saudi Arabia.
  • deltae Reichenow, 1904 - W Israel S to N Egypt (R Nile delta).
  • natronensis Nicoll, 1917 - Wadi el Natron, in N Egypt.
  • gracilis (M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) - R Nile from N Egypt (Cairo) S to C Sudan.
  • carlo Zedlitz, 1911 - Red Sea coast of from NE Sudan S to Somalia.
  • yemenensis E. J. O. Hartert, 1909 - W coast of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
  • hufufae Ticehurst & Cheesman, 1924 - NE Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
  • carpenteri Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1953 - coastal Oman.
  • irakensis R. Meinertzhagen, 1923 - Iraq and SW Iran, possibly into NE Syria.
  • lepida Blyth, 1844 - SE Iran, S Afganistan, Pakistan and N India.
  • stevensi E. J. O. Hartert, 1923 - SE Nepal, NE India and Bangladesh.