Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Whistling Cisticola (Cisticola lateralis) - HBW 11, p. 442

French: Cisticole siffleuse German: Pfeifzistensänger Spanish: Cistícola Silbador

Taxonomy: Drymoica lateralis Fraser, 1843, Cape Palmas, Liberia.
Proposed race vincenti (NE Angola and S DRCongo) synonymized with modestus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lateralis (Fraser, 1843) - Senegal E to Cameroon.
  • antinorii (Heuglin, 1869) - Central African Republic and N DRCongo E to S Sudan, Uganda and W Kenya.
  • modestus ( Bocage, 1880) - Gabon, PRCongo, S & E DRCongo, N Angola and extreme NW Zambia.