Rufous-eared Warbler (Malcorus pectoralis) - HBW 11, p. 466
French: Prinia à joues rousses
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
PhotosSee all 10 photos
Locality Aus, Karas Region, Namibia (ssp ocularis)
Nik Borrow 12 April 2016 6 weeks ago 4.4
Male in a singing pose
Locality Karoo, South Africa
Dubi Shapiro 21 January 2011 4 years ago 4.2
Locality Calvinia, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Markus Lilje 21 October 2014 37 weeks ago 4
Perched on a bush
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (ssp ocularius)
Lindsay Hansch 22 September 2007 5 years ago 4
A bird in the bush
Locality Witpan, North West Province, South Africa (ssp ocularius)
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 2 April 2011 4 years ago 3.3
Male bird perched on a bush.
Locality Karoo National Park, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp pectoralis)
Sam Woods 2 October 2009 6 years ago 3.3