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Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Rufous-eared Warbler (Malcorus pectoralis) - HBW 11, p. 466

French: Prinia à joues rousses German: Rotohrsänger Spanish: Prinia Carirrufa
Other common names: Rufous-eared Prinia

Taxonomy: Malcorus pectoralis A. Smith, 1829, Bitterfontein, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Often placed in Prinia, but genetic evidence indicates it is distinct. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • etoshae (Winterbottom, 1965) - N & C Namibia.
  • ocularius (A. Smith, 1843) - S Namibia, S Botswana and N South Africa (S to R Orange).
  • pectoralis A. Smith, 1829 - S South Africa (S of R Orange and SW Free State).