Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Streaked Scrub-warbler (Scotocerca inquieta) - HBW 11, p. 465

French: Dromoïque vif-argent German: Wüstenprinie Spanish: Prinia Desértica
Other common names: Scrub Warbler

Taxonomy: Malurus inquietus Cretzschmar, 1830, Arabia Petraea.
Sometimes placed in genus Prinia, but has shorter tail and distinctive song. Proposed race harterti (from Libya) synonymized with saharae. Oman population placed in race grisea, but may belong with striata. Eight subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • theresae R. Meinertzhagen, 1939 - S Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania.
  • saharae (Loche, 1858) - E Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.
  • inquieta (Cretzschmar, 1830) - Egypt, Israel and N Arabia E to Persian Gulf.

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  • theresae R. Meinertzhagen, 1939 - S Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania.
  • saharae (Loche, 1858) - E Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.
  • inquieta (Cretzschmar, 1830) - Egypt, Israel and N Arabia E to Persian Gulf.
  • grisea Bates, 1936 - W Saudi Arabia, E Yemen and Oman.
  • buryi Ogilvie-Grant, 1902 - S Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
  • striata (W. E. Brooks, 1872) - SC Iraq, S Iran, Pakistan and S Afganistan.
  • montana Stepanyan, 1970 - mountains of NE Iran, S Turkmeniya, W Tajikistan and N Afghanistan.
  • platyura (Severtsov, 1873) - plains of N Turkmeniya, S Uzbekistan and SW Tajikistan.