Hunter's Cisticola (Cisticola hunteri) - HBW 11, p. 443
French: Cisticole de Hunter
Spanish: Cistícola de Hunter
Taxonomy: Cisticola hunteri Shelley, 1889, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Forms a superspecies with C. chubbi and C. nigriloris, and apparently also with undescribed “Kilombero Cisticola” from SE Tanzania (see page 382). Birds in N of range (Mt Elgon) plainer and more rufous than those in S (N Tanzania), which browner and more streaked; also some altitudinal variation, birds from more open habitats at high elevations on Mt Kilimanjaro drabber than those lower down; variation, however, seems to be clinal, and naming of geographical races considered unwarranted. Monotypic.
Distribution: Highlands of E Uganda (Mt Elgon), WC Kenya and N Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A young bird in fresh plumage photographed in lush herbage on the edge of montane forest.
Locality Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 6 July 2010 3 years ago 4.4
A pair duetting
Locality Kinangop, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 30 October 2008 22 weeks ago 4
Two birds singing in duo.
Locality Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Jean Hupperetz 8 February 2013 44 weeks ago 3.8
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