Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

White-chinned Prinia (Schistolais leucopogon) - HBW 11, p. 487

French: Prinia à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlprinie Spanish: Prinia Gorgiblanca

Taxonomy: Drymoeca leucopogon Cabanis, 1875, Chinchoxo, Cabinda, Angola.
Previously placed in genus Prinia, but differs in calls, behaviour, plumage and nest structure; genetic evidence suggests closer relationship to Apalis and Camaroptera. Sometimes considered conspecific with S. leontica, but differs in size, plumage and call; sister-species status supported by genetic analysis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • leucopogon (Cabanis, 1875) - SE Nigeria, Cameroon, S Central African Republic and DRCongo (except C, E & SE) S to N Angola and N Zambia.
  • reichenowi (Hartlaub, 1890) - E DRCongo, S Sudan, Uganda, SW Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and NW & W Tanzania.

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