Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Singing Cisticola (Cisticola cantans) - HBW 11, p. 441

French: Cisticole chanteuse German: Weißbrauen-Zistensänger Spanish: Cistícola Cantor

Taxonomy: Drymoeca cantans Heuglin, 1869, Gondar, Ethiopia.
Sometimes placed in a superspecies with C. erythrops, but ranges overlap considerably. Seven subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • swanzii (Sharpe, 1870) - Senegal E to S Nigeria.
  • concolor (Heuglin, 1869) - N Nigeria E to Sudan.
  • adamauae Reichenow, 1910 - Cameroon and SW DRCongo.

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  • swanzii (Sharpe, 1870) - Senegal E to S Nigeria.
  • concolor (Heuglin, 1869) - N Nigeria E to Sudan.
  • adamauae Reichenow, 1910 - Cameroon and SW DRCongo.
  • belli Ogilvie-Grant, 1908 - Central African Republic, N DRCongo, Uganda and NW Tanzania.
  • cantans (Heuglin, 1869) - highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
  • pictipennis Madarász, 1904 - Kenya and N Tanzania.
  • muenzneri Reichenow, 1916 - C Tanzania, E Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.