Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Tinkling Cisticola (Cisticola rufilatus) - HBW 11, p. 447

French: Cisticole grise German: Rotschwanz-Zistensänger Spanish: Cistícola Gris
Other common names: Grey Cisticola

Taxonomy: Drymoica rufilata Hartlaub, 1870, Elephant Vlei, Damaraland, Namibia.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ansorgei Neumann, 1906 - SE Gabon, S PRCongo, C Angola, S DRCongo, N Zambia and Malawi.
  • rufilatus (Hartlaub, 1870) - SE Angola, SW Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, W Zimbabwe and N South Africa.
  • vicinior Clancey, 1973 - C Zimbabwe plateau.