Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

River Prinia (Prinia fluviatilis) - HBW 11, p. 436

French: Prinia aquatique German: Tschadprinie Spanish: Prinia Fluvial

Taxonomy: Prinia fluviatilis Chappuis, 1974, N’Djamena, Chad.
Forms a superspecies with P. inornata, P. subflava and P. somalica. In small samples, birds from Chad had shorter tarsus (17 mm) than birds from Senegal (18-20 mm); uncertain whether this of any taxonomic significance. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Mauritania and W Senegambia E very locally (mainly on R Niger and around L Chad) to W Chad; also NW Kenya (Lokichokio).

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