Rufous-winged Cisticola (Cisticola galactotes) - HBW 11, p. 449
French: Cisticole roussâtre
Spanish: Cistícola Alirrojo
Taxonomy: Malurus galactotes Temminck, 1821, probably near Durban, South Africa.
Forms a superspecies with C. luapula, C. marginatus, C. lugubris and C. haematocephala; all often treated as conspecific, but separated on basis of vocal and plumage differences; further research, using genetic markers, is required. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- isodactylus W. K. H. Peters, 1868 - S & E Malawi, Mozambique and extreme SE Zimbabwe.
- galactotes (Temminck, 1821) - S Mozambique and E coast of South Africa.
- Least Concern
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