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CISTICOLIDAE - Cisticolas and allies1 (27:139)
NEOMIXINAE2,3, 2,3
NEOMIXIS Sharpe, 1881 F - Neomixis striatigula Sharpe, 1881; type by original designation and monotypy   4
Neomixis viridis Green Jery
delacouri Salomonsen, 1934 NE Madagascar
viridis (Sharpe, 1883) vSE Madagascar
Neomixis tenella Common Jery
tenella (Hartlaub, 1866) vNW, N and NE Madagascar
decaryi Delacour, 1931 WC and C Madagascar
orientalis Delacour, 1931 vEC and SE Madagascar
debilis Delacour, 1931 vS Madagascar
Neomixis striatigula Stripe-throated Jery
sclateri Delacour, 1931 NE Madagascar
striatigula Sharpe, 1881 EC and SE Madagascar
pallidior Salomonsen, 1934 vSW and S Madagascar
EREMOMELINAE5, 5
EREMOMELA Sundevall, 1850 F - Sylvia flaviventris Burchell, 1822; type by original designation = Sylvietta icteropygialis Lafresnaye, 1839  
Eremomela icteropygialis Yellow-bellied Eremomela
alexanderi W.L. Sclater & Mackworth-Praed, 1918 Senegal and Gambia to W and C Sudan
griseoflava von Heuglin, 18626 vE Sudan, Eritrea and NW Somalia to Uganda, Rwanda and W Kenya
abdominalis Reichenow, 1905 vN, C and SE Kenya, N Tanzania
salvadorii Reichenow, 1891 SE Gabon, PR Congo, W and S DR Congo, N and C Angola, W Zambia
helenorae Alexander, 1899 S Zambia, S Malawi to C and E Zimbabwe, C Mozambique
puellula Grote, 1929 SW Angola
sharpei Reichenow, 19057 S Angola, N Namibia, W Botswana, SW Zambia, NE Botswana, W Zimbabwe
viriditincta C.M.N. White, 19618 vSW Zambia, NE Botswana, W Zimbabwe
icteropygialis (Lafresnaye, 1839)9 vC and S Namibia, SW Botswana, NW South Africa
polioxantha Sharpe, 1883 vE Botswana, S Zimbabwe, S Mozambique, N and NE South Africa
saturatior Ogilvie-Grant, 1910 vS and C South Africa
Eremomela flavicrissalis   Sharpe, 1895 Yellow-vented Eremomela
vSomalia, Kenya, S Ethiopia, E Uganda
Eremomela pusilla10 Senegal Eremomela
1 pusilla Hartlaub, 1857 vSenegal, Gambia and Guinea to NW Central African Republic
2 elegans von Heuglin, 186411 W, C and NE Sudan
2 abyssinica Bannerman, 1911 vEritrea, Ethiopia, SE Sudan
2 canescens Antinori, 186412 Central African Republic, S Chad, S Sudan, Uganda and W Kenya
Eremomela scotops Green-capped Eremomela
congensis Reichenow, 190513 vPR Congo, W DR Congo, N Angola
citriniceps (Reichenow, 1882) W Kenya, Uganda, W Tanzania
kikuyuensis van Someren, 1931 vC Kenya
occipitalis G.A. Fischer & Reichenow, 188414 vE Kenya, E and S Tanzania to E Malawi, C Mozambique
pulchra (Bocage, 1878) vC and S Angola, S DR Congo, Zambia to W Malawi
extrema C.M.N. White, 196015 vSE Angola, NE Namibia, N Botswana, SW Zambia
scotops Sundevall, 1850 C Zimbabwe to E Botswana and NE South Africa (Limpopo and Gauteng)
chlorochlamys Clancey, 196516 SE Zimbabwe, S Mozambique to E South Africa (Mpumalanga, E KwaZulu-Natal)
Eremomela gregalis Karoo Eremomela
gregalis (A. Smith, 1829)17 vW and S Namibia to W South Africa
albigularis (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870)18 vSW and S South Africa
Eremomela usticollis Burnt-necked Eremomela
rensi Benson, 1943 S Zambia, S Malawi, N Zimbabwe, C Mozambique
usticollis Sundevall, 1850 vC and S Zimbabwe to S Mozambique, NE and E South Africa
baumgarti Reichenow, 190519 S Angola, N Namibia to SW Zambia, Botswana, W Zimbabwe, N South Africa
Eremomela badiceps Rufous-crowned Eremomela
fantiensis J.D. Macdonald, 1940 vSierra Leone to W Togo
latukae B.P. Hall, 194920 SE South Sudan (Imatong Mts.)
badiceps (Fraser, 1843)21 Bioko, S Benin and S Nigeria to DR Congo and W Uganda, south to N Angola
Eremomela turneri Turner's Eremomela
kalindei Prigogine, 1958 EC DR Congo and SW Uganda
turneri van Someren, 1920 W Kenya
Eremomela atricollis Black-necked Eremomela
venustula Clancey, 197422 vNW and NC Zambia and adjacent DR Congo (SE Katanga)
atricollis Bocage, 1894 vC Angola to SE DR Congo, N Zambia
DRYMOCICHLA Hartlaub, 1881 F - Drymocichla incana Hartlaub, 1881; type by monotypy   
Drymocichla incana   Hartlaub, 1881 Red-winged Grey Warbler
vE Nigeria to SW South Sudan and NW Uganda
SCHISTOLAIS Wolters, 1980 F - Drymoeca leucopogon Cabanis, 1875; type by original designation   23
Schistolais leucopogon White-chinned Prinia
leucopogon (Cabanis, 1875) SE Nigeria to E DR Congo and N Zambia
reichenowi (Hartlaub, 1890) NE DR Congo to W Kenya and W Tanzania
Schistolais leontica   (Bates, G.L., 1930) Sierra Leone Prinia
vGuinea and Sierra Leone to W Ivory Coast
UROLAIS Alexander, 1903 M - Urolais mariae Alexander, 1903; type by original designation   
Urolais epichlorus Green Longtail
epichlorus (Reichenow, 1892)24 vSE Nigeria, W Cameroon
mariae Alexander, 1903 Bioko
ARTISORNIS Friedmann, 1928 M - Opifex altus Friedmann, 1927; type by original designation   25
Artisornis moreaui Moreau's Forest Warbler
moreaui (W.L. Sclater, 1931) NE Tanzania
sousae (Benson, 1945) NW Mozambique
Artisornis metopias Red-capped Forest Warbler
metopias (Reichenow, 1907)26 NE, E and SE Tanzania, NW Mozambique
altus (Friedmann, 1927) vE Tanzania (Uluguru Mts.)
OREOLAIS Nguembock, Fjeldså, Couloux, Cruaud & Pasquet, 2008 M - Apalis pulchra Sharpe, 1891; type by original designation
Oreolais pulcher Black-collared Apalis
pulcher (Sharpe, 1891) vSE Nigeria, Cameroon; S Sudan, Kenya, NE DR Congo
murphyi (Chapin, 1932)27 δSE DR Congo
ruwenzorii (F.J. Jackson, 1904)28,29 E DR Congo, SW Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
OREOPHILAIS Clancey, 1991 M - Prinia robertsi Benson, 1946; type by original designation and monotypy   30
Oreophilais robertsi   (Benson, 1946) Briar Warbler/Roberts's Warbler
iE Zimbabwe, adjacent Mozambique
PHRAGMACIA Brooke & Dean, 1990 F - Drymoica substriata A. Smith, 1842; type by monotypy   31
Phragmacia substriata Namaqua Warbler
confinis (Clancey, 1991) vLower R. Orange (W South Africa) [Clancey, 1991 #951]
substriata (A. Smith, 1842) vSW and C South Africa (east to W Free State and W Eastern Cape)
APALIS Swainson, 1833 F - Le Plastron Noir Levaillant; type by monotypy = Motacilla thoracica Shaw, 1811  
Apalis thoracica Bar-throated Apalis
fuscigularis Moreau, 193832 vSE Kenya (Taita Hills)
griseiceps Reichenow & Neumann, 189533 SE Kenya (Chyulu Range), N and SC Tanzania
uluguru Neumann, 1914 NE Tanzania (Uluguru Mts.)
quarta Irwin, 1966 vNE Zimbabwe, Mozambique (Mt. Gorongoza)
pareensis Ripley & Heinrich, 1966 vNE Tanzania (S Pare Mts.)
youngi Kinnear, 1936 SW Tanzania, N Malawi
murina Reichenow, 1904 vNE, E and S Tanzania, NE Zambia, N Malawi
whitei C.H.B. Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 193734 E Zambia, S Malawi
flavigularis Shelley, 189335 vSE Malawi (Mt. Mulanje)
lynesi Vincent, 193336 N Mozambique (Mt. Namuli and Mt. Mabu)
rhodesiae Gunning & Roberts, 1911 Zimbabwe plateau
arnoldi Roberts, 1936 SE Zimbabwe, adjacent Mozambique
drakensbergensis Roberts, 1937 vE South Africa (SE Mpumalanga, W KwaZulu-Natal), W Swaziland
flaviventris Gunning & Roberts, 1911 vSE Botswana, N South Africa (W Limpopo, Gauteng)
spelonkensis Gunning & Roberts, 1911 vNE South Africa (Limpopo and Mpumalanga highlands)
lebomboensis Roberts, 1931 vE South Africa (NE KwaZulu-Natal), E Swaziland, S Mozambique
capensis Roberts, 193637 αvS South Africa (SW and S Western Cape)
venusta Gunning & Roberts, 191138 vSE South Africa (E Eastern Cape, S and C KwaZulu-Natal)
thoracica (Shaw, 1811) vSE South Africa (S Eastern Cape)
claudei W.L. Sclater, 1910 S South Africa (SE Western Cape to SW Eastern Cape)
griseopyga W. Lawson, 1965 SW South Africa (Coastal W Western Cape)
Apalis ruddi Rudd's Apalis
ruddi C.H.B. Grant, 1908 SE Mozambique
caniviridis Hanmer, 1979 vS Malawi
fumosa Clancey, 1966 vS Mozambique (Maputo) to N KwaZulu-Natal
Apalis flavida Yellow-breasted Apalis
caniceps (Cassin, 1859) Gambia to Nigeria, W South Sudan and W Kenya, south to N Angola
viridiceps Hawker, 1898 NE Ethiopia, N Somalia
abyssinica Érard, 1974 vSW Ethiopia
flavocincta (Sharpe, 1882) vSE South Sudan, N Uganda, S Ethiopia, S Somalia, NE and E Kenya
pugnax W. Lawson, 1968 W and C Kenya
golzi (G.A. Fischer & Reichenow, 1884) SE Kenya (Taita Hills), Tanzania (except E and S), Rwanda
neglecta (Alexander, 1899)39 vE Angola to Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and NE South Africa
flavida (Strickland, 1853)40 αvS Angola, N Namibia, N Botswana, SW Zambia
florisuga (Reichenow, 1898) vSE South Africa (C KwaZulu-Natal to S Eastern Cape)
tenerrima Grote, 193541 vE and S Tanzania, N Zambia
Apalis binotata   Reichenow, 1895 Masked Apalis
vS Cameroon, NE Gabon, NW Angola, E DR Congo, Uganda, NW Tanzania
Apalis personata Mountain Apalis
personata Sharpe, 1902 vSW Uganda, E DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi
marungensis Chapin, 1932 vSE DR Congo
Apalis jacksoni Black-throated Apalis
bambuluensis Serle, 1949 vNigeria, W Cameroon
minor Ogilvie-Grant, 1917 vS Cameroon to N DR Congo
jacksoni Sharpe, 189142 S South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, E DR Congo; N Angola
Apalis chariessa White-winged Apalis
chariessa Reichenow, 1879 SE Kenya (R. Tana)
macphersoni Vincent, 1934 C Tanzania, NC Mozambique, S Malawi
Apalis nigriceps Black-capped Apalis
nigriceps (Shelley, 1873) Sierra Leone to SW Ghana; Bioko; Nigeria to Central African Republic and Gabon
collaris van Someren, 1915 vE DR Congo, SW Uganda
Apalis melanocephala43 Black-headed Apalis
nigrodorsalis Granvik, 1923 vC Kenya
moschi van Someren, 1931 SE Kenya, E Tanzania
muhuluensis C.H.B. Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1947 vSE Tanzania
melanocephala (G.A. Fischer & Reichenow, 1884) vCoastal S Somalia to NE Tanzania
lightoni Roberts, 1938 S Malawi and adjacent Mozambique to SE Zimbabwe
fuliginosa Vincent, 1933 vSE Malawi (Mt. Mulanje and Thyolo hills)
tenebricosa Vincent, 1933 vN Mozambique
adjacens Clancey, 1969 SE Malawi, adjacent C Mozambique
addenda Clancey, 1968 vS Mozambique (E Inhambane)
Apalis chirindensis Chirinda Apalis
vumbae Roberts, 1936 E Zimbabwe
chirindensis Shelley, 1906 vSE Zimbabwe, adjacent Mozambique (Mt. Gorongoza)
Apalis porphyrolaema Chestnut-throated Apalis
porphyrolaema Reichenow & Neumann, 189544 vE DR Congo to Uganda, W and C Kenya and N Tanzania
kaboboensis Prigogine, 195545 vE DR Congo (Mt. Kabobo)
Apalis chapini46 Chapin's Apalis
chapini Friedmann, 1928 C Tanzania
strausae Boulton, 1931 SW Tanzania, Malawi, NE Zambia
Apalis sharpii   Shelley, 1884 Sharpe's Apalis
iGuinea to W Togo
Apalis rufogularis Buff-throated Apalis
rufogularis (Fraser, 1843) vS Nigeria to Gabon; Bioko
sanderi Serle, 1951 S Benin, SW Nigeria
nigrescens (F.J. Jackson, 1906) SW South Sudan, W and S Uganda, W Kenya, south to NW Zambia and NE Angola
angolensis (Bannerman, 1922) vNW Angola
brauni Stresemann, 1934 W Angola
kigezi Keith, Twomey & Friedmann, 1967 SW Uganda
argentea Moreau, 194147 vE DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, W Tanzania
Apalis karamojae Karamoja Apalis
karamojae (van Someren, 1921) NE Uganda
stronachi Stuart & Collar, 1985 NC Tanzania [Stuart, 1985 #3773]
Apalis bamendae   Bannerman, 1922 Bamenda Apalis
iCameroon (Bamenda-Banso Highlands)
Apalis goslingi   Alexander, 1908 Gosling's Apalis
iS Cameroon to N Angola and NE DR Congo
Apalis cinerea Grey Apalis
cinerea (Sharpe, 1891)48 vE Nigeria and Cameroon; E DR Congo to W and C Kenya and N Tanzania
sclateri (Alexander, 1903) Bioko; SW Cameroon (Mont Cameroun)
alticola (Shelley, 1899)49 C and E Angola, Zambia and N Malawi to SW Kenya
dowsetti Prigogine, 1973 SE DR Congo
grandis Boulton, 1931 vW Angola
PHYLLOLAIS Hartlaub, 1881 F - Prinia pulchella Rüppell; type by monotypy = Malurus pulchellus Cretzschmar, 1830
Phyllolais pulchella 50  (Cretzschmar, 1830) α Buff-bellied Warbler
vNE Nigeria, to S Chad, C Sudan and Eritrea south to NE DR Congo, Uganda and N Tanzania
SPILOPTILA Sundevall, 1872 F - Malurus clamans Rüppell; type by original designation and monotypy = Malurus clamans Cretzschmar, 1826  
Spiloptila clamans 51  (Cretzschmar, 1826) Cricket Warbler
iS Morocco, S Mauritania and N Senegal to C Sudan and W Eritrea
POLIOLAIS Alexander, 1903 M - Poliolais helenorae Alexander, 1903; type by original designation = Apalis lopezi Alexander, 1903  52
Poliolais lopezi53 White-tailed Warbler
lopezi (Alexander, 1903) δBioko
alexanderi Bannerman, 1915 SW Cameroon (Mont Cameroun)
manengubae Serle, 1949 SE Nigeria, W Cameroon
CALAMONASTES Sharpe, 1883 M - Drymoica fasciolata A. Smith, 1847; type by subsequent designation (Shelley, 1896, Birds Africa, 1, p. 72).   
Calamonastes simplex   (Cabanis, 1878) Grey Wren Warbler
iN Somalia to SE South Sudan, Kenya and NE Tanzania
Calamonastes undosus54 Miombo Wren Warbler
1 undosus (Reichenow, 1882) vSW Kenya, W and C Tanzania, Rwanda
1 cinereus Reichenow, 1887 vPR Congo, W and SW DR Congo, NE Angola, NW Zambia
1 katangae Neave, 1909 SE DR Congo, N Zambia
1 huilae (Meise, 1958) WC Angola
2 stierlingi Reichenow, 190155 SE Angola, NE Namibia, S Zambia, S Malawi, E Tanzania, N Mozambique
2 irwini (Smithers & W. Paterson, 1956) NE Botswana, Zimbabwe, E Zambia, Malawi, NW Mozambique (Tete)
2 olivascens (Clancey, 1969) Lowland C Mozambique
2 pintoi (Irwin, 1960) S Mozambique, NE South Africa (E Limpopo to NE KwaZulu-Natal)
2 buttoni C.M.N. White, 194756 C and SW Zambia
Calamonastes fasciolatus Barred Wren Warbler
pallidior E. Hartert, 1907 vSW Angola
fasciolatus (A. Smith, 1847)57 vN and C Namibia, Botswana (except SE), W Zimbabwe
europhilus (Clancey, 1970) vS Zimbabwe, SE Botswana, N South Africa
CAMAROPTERA Sundevall, 1850 F - Camaroptera olivacea Sundevall, 1850; type by original designation = Sylvia brachyura Vieillot, 1820  
Camaroptera brachyura58 Grey-backed Camaroptera
1 brevicaudata (Cretzschmar, 1830)59 αvS Mauritania and Senegal to N Nigeria, S Sudan and NW Ethiopia
1 tincta (Cassin, 1855) vSierra Leone to S Uganda, W Kenya, south to N Angola, NW Zambia and W Tanzania
1 insulata Desfayes, 1975 vW Ethiopia
1 abessinica von Zedlitz, 1911 vNE DR Congo, South Sudan to Ethiopia (except W and NW), N Uganda, N Kenya, W Somalia
1 erlangeri Reichenow, 1905 S Somalia, coastal Kenya, NE Tanzania
1 griseigula Sharpe, 189260 Interior Kenya, N Tanzania
1 intercalata C.M.N. White, 1960 vW, C and E Angola, N, NW and E Zambia, SE DR Congo, W Tanzania
1 beirensis Roberts, 1932 vC Mozambique, NE Zimbabwe
1 transitiva Clancey, 1974 vZimbabwe plateau to NE South Africa (upland Limpopo)
1 sharpei von Zedlitz, 1911 SW Angola, Namibia, N Botswana, SW Zambia, W Zimbabwe, S Malawi, N South Africa (North West Province, W Limpopo)
2 harterti von Zedlitz, 1911 NW Angola escarpment
3 pileata Reichenow, 1891 vCoastal S Kenya to SE Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mafia I.
3 fugglescouchmani Moreau, 1939 E Tanzania, N Malawi, NE Zambia
3 bororensis Gunning & Roberts, 1911 vSE Tanzania to N Mozambique
3 constans Clancey, 1952 S Mozambique, SE Zimbabwe, lowland NE South Africa (E Limpopo to N KwaZulu-Natal)
3 brachyura (Vieillot, 1820) vSE and S South Africa (C KwaZulu-Natal to E Western Cape)
Camaroptera superciliaris   (Fraser, 1843) Yellow-browed Camaroptera
vSierra Leone and Guinea to Uganda and NW Angola; Bioko
Camaroptera chloronota Olive-green Camaroptera
kelsalli W.L. Sclater, 1927 Senegal to SW Ghana
chloronota Reichenow, 1895 vE Ghana (race?) and W Togo to S Cameroon
granti Alexander, 1903 Bioko
kamitugaensis Prigogine, 1961 vE DR Congo (Itombwe)
toroensis (F.J. Jackson, 1905) vCentral African Republic, N and C DR Congo to Uganda and W Kenya
GENERA INCERTAE SEDIS,
MICROMACRONUS Amadon, 1962 M - Micromacronus leytensis Amadon, 1962; type by original designation and monotypy   61
Micromacronus leytensis62 Babbler-tit
1 leytensis Amadon, 1962 vLeyte, ? Samar (Philippines)
2 sordidus Ripley & Rabor, 1968 vS Mindanao (Philippines) [Ripley, 1968 #3321]
GRAUERIA E. Hartert, 1908 F - Graueria vittata E. Hartert, 1908; type by original designation   63
Graueria vittata   E. Hartert, 1908 Grauer's Warbler
vE DR Congo, W Rwanda, SW Uganda
CISTICOLINAE,
SCEPOMYCTER C.H.B. Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1941 M - Artisornis winifredae Moreau, 1938; type by original designation64
Scepomycter winifredae Mrs. Moreau's Warbler
winifredae (Moreau, 1938) E Tanzania (Uluguru Mts.)
rubehoensis Bowie, Fjeldså & Kiure, 200965 vUkaguru Mts., Rubeho Mts. (E Tanzania) [Bowie, 2009 #11952]
EURYPTILA Sharpe, 1883 F - Drymoica subcinnamomea A. Smith, 1847; type by monotypy   
Euryptila subcinnamomea 66  (A. Smith, 1847) Cinnamon-breasted Warbler
vS Namibia, W and C South Africa.
INCANA Lynes, 1930 F - Cisticola incana P.L. Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881; type by original designation and tautonymy   67
Incana incana   (P.L. Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881) Socotra Warbler
vSocotra
MALCORUS A. Smith, 1829 M - Malcorus pectoralis A. Smith, 1829; type by subsequent designation (McDonald & Grant, 1953, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 22, pt. 2, p. 203).   68
Malcorus pectoralis Rufous-eared Warbler
etoshae (Winterbottom, 1965) N Namibia
ocularius (A. Smith, 1843) vC and S Namibia, S Botswana, NW South Africa
pectoralis A. Smith, 1829 vS and SW South Africa
HYPERGERUS Reichenbach, 1850 M - Moho atriceps Lesson, 1831; type by subsequent monotypy (G.R. Gray, 1855, Cat. of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds, p. 44).   69
Hypergerus atriceps   (Lesson, 1831) Oriole Warbler
iSenegal, Gambia and Guinea to Central African Republic
EMINIA Hartlaub, 1881 F - Eminia lepida Hartlaub, 1881; type by monotypy   70
Eminia lepida   Hartlaub, 1881 Grey-capped Warbler
vNE DR Congo, S South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, N Tanzania
CISTICOLA Kaup, 1829 M - Sylvia cisticola Temminck, 1820; type by tautonymy   71
Cisticola erythrops Red-faced Cisticola
1 erythrops (Hartlaub, 1857) Gambia to Central African Republic, south to SW DR Congo
1 pyrrhomitra Reichenow, 191672 Ethiopia, E South Sudan including upper R. Blue Nile
1 niloticus von Madarász, 1914 vSE Sudan (upper R. Blue Nile)
1 sylvia Reichenow, 1904 NE and E DR Congo to S South Sudan, Uganda, W and S Kenya, N Tanzania; S DR Congo (Kasai)
1 nyasa Lynes, 193073 S Tanzania to Zambezi valley and SE Mozambique
1 elusus Clancey, 197874 vZimbabwe plateau to SW Mozambique, NE South Africa
2 lepe Lynes, 193075 C and S Angola
Cisticola cantans Singing Cisticola
swanzii (Sharpe, 1870) Senegal and Gambia to S Nigeria
concolor (von Heuglin, 1869)76 αN Nigeria to S Sudan and South Sudan
adamauae Reichenow, 191077 Cameroon. PR Congo, NW DR Congo
cantans (von Heuglin, 1869) W and C Ethiopia, Eritrea
belli Ogilvie-Grant, 1908 N and E DR Congo, Uganda, W Kenya and NW Tanzania
pictipennis von Madarász, 1904 vKenya highlands, N Tanzania
muenzneri Reichenow, 1916 S Tanzania to E Zambia, E Zimbabwe, W Mozambique
Cisticola lateralis Whistling Cisticola
lateralis (Fraser, 1843) vGambia to Cameroon
antinorii (von Heuglin, 1869) Central African Republic to W Kenya
modestus (Bocage, 1880) vGabon to NW Angola (Cabinda) and C DR Congo
vincenti Chapin, 195378 N Angola, S DR Congo, NW Zambia
Cisticola woosnami Trilling Cisticola
woosnami Ogilvie-Grant, 1908 E DR Congo, Uganda to SW Kenya, N Tanzania
lufira Lynes, 1930 SE DR Congo, SW Tanzania, N Malawi, N and C Zambia
Cisticola anonymus 79  (J.W. von Müller, 1855) Chattering Cisticola
vSE Sierra Leone to W Liberia; SW Nigeria to E DR Congo and N Angola
Cisticola bulliens Bubbling Cisticola
bulliens Lynes, 1930 W Angola
septentrionalis Tye, 1992 vLower R. Congo, NW Angola [Tye, 1992 #3890]
Cisticola chubbi Chubb's Cisticola
chubbi Sharpe, 1892 E DR Congo to W Kenya
marungensis Chapin, 1932 vSE DR Congo (Marungu Highlands)
adametzi Reichenow, 1910 SE Nigeria and Cameroon
discolor Sjöstedt, 1893 SW Cameroon (Mont Cameroun)
Cisticola hunteri 80  Shelley, 1889 Hunter's Cisticola
iW and C Kenya, N Tanzania
Cisticola nigriloris   Shelley, 1897 Black-lored Cisticola
vS Tanzania, N Malawi, NE Zambia
Cisticola aberrans81 Rock-loving Cisticola/Lazy Cisticola
1 petrophilus Alexander, 1907 vN Nigeria to SW Sudan and NE DR Congo
1 admiralis Bates, G.L., 1930 vGuinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana
1 emini Reichenow, 189282 S Kenya, N Tanzania
1 bailunduensis Neumann, 1931 vC Angola
2 lurio Vincent, 1933 NW Mozambique, SE Malawi
2 nyika Lynes, 1930 SW Tanzania, E Zambia to Zimbabwe and W Mozambique
2 aberrans (A. Smith, 1843) SE Botswana, N and upland E South Africa, W Swaziland
2 minor Roberts, 1913 vSE South Africa (Eastern Cape, lowland KwaZulu-Natal)
Cisticola chiniana Rattling Cisticola
simplex (von Heuglin, 1869) S South Sudan to N Uganda
fricki Mearns, 1913 S Ethiopia, N Kenya
fortis Lynes, 1930 vGabon, S PR Congo, S DR Congo, N and C Angola, Zambia
humilis von Madarász, 1904 vW Kenya, NE Uganda
fischeri Reichenow, 1891 NC Tanzania
ukamba Lynes, 1930 E Kenya, NE Tanzania
victoria Lynes, 1930 SW Kenya, N Tanzania
heterophrys Oberholser, 1906 Coastal Kenya and Tanzania
keithi Parkes, 1987 SC Tanzania [Parkes, 1987 #2938]
procerus W. Peters, 186883 vS Tanzania, E Zambia to N and C Mozambique, NE Zimbabwe
frater Reichenow, 1916 N and C Namibia, S and W Botswana, SW Angola
bensoni Traylor, 1964 S Zambia
smithersi B.P. Hall, 195684,85 SW Zambia, W Zimbabwe, NE Botswana
chiniana (A. Smith, 1843)86 E and S Zimbabwe, SE Botswana, N and NE South Africa, S Mozambique
campestris Gould, 1845 vE South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland, extreme S Mozambique
Cisticola bodessa Boran Cisticola
kaffensis Érard, 1974 vW Ethiopia (Kaffa)
bodessa Mearns, 1913 SE South Sudan, NE Uganda, C and S Ethiopia, N and C Kenya
Cisticola njombe 87  Lynes, 1933 Churring Cisticola
iS Tanzania, N Malawi, NE Zambia
Cisticola cinereolus Ashy Cisticola
cinereolus Salvadori, 1888 vNE Ethiopia, N Somalia
schillingsi Reichenow, 190588 SE South Sudan and S Ethiopia to W Somalia, C and S Kenya and N Tanzania
Cisticola restrictus   Traylor, 1967 Tana River Cisticola
vE Kenya (lower R. Tana basin)
Cisticola rufilatus Tinkling Cisticola
ansorgei Neumann, 190689 SE Gabon and Angola, NE Namibia, S DR Congo, N Zambia, Malawi
vicinior Clancey, 1973 vZimbabwe plateau
rufilatus (Hartlaub, 1870) vN Namibia to SW Zambia, W Zimbabwe and N South Africa
Cisticola subruficapilla Grey-backed Cisticola
newtoni da Rosa Pinto, 1967 NW Namibia, SW Angola
windhoekensis (Roberts, 1937) vC Namibia
karasensis (Roberts, 1937) vNW South Africa (N Northern Cape) to SE Namibia
namaqua Lynes, 1930 S Namibia, W South Africa (W Northern Cape, NW Western Cape)
subruficapilla (A. Smith, 1843) SW South Africa (SW and S Western Cape)
jamesi Lynes, 193090 S and C South Africa (E Northern Cape, E Western Cape, W Eastern Cape, SW Free State)
Cisticola lais91 Wailing Cisticola
1 distinctus Lynes, 1930 vE Uganda, W and C Kenya
2 namba Lynes, 1931 Angola
2 semifasciatus Reichenow, 1905 vS Tanzania, E Zambia, Malawi, NW Mozambique
2 mashona Lynes, 1930 SE Zimbabwe, adjacent Mozambique and South Africa (N Limpopo)
2 oreobates Irwin, 1966 E Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique (Mt. Gorongoza)
2 monticola Roberts, 1913 NE South Africa
2 lais (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870)92 E and SE South Africa, Swaziland
2 maculatus Lynes, 1930 vS South Africa (E Western Cape, SW Eastern Cape)
Cisticola galactotes93 Winding Cisticola/Rufous-winged Cisticola
1 amphilectus Reichenow, 187594 vS Mauritania and Senegal to Uganda, W and C Kenya, south to Lower Congo basin, C and E DR Congo and NW Tanzania
1 zalingei Lynes, 1930 N Nigeria to SW Sudan
1 marginatus (von Heuglin, 1869) vC and E Sudan, South Sudan, N Uganda
1 suahelicus Neumann, 1905 vC and S Tanzania, SE DR Congo, N Zambia (L Mweru)
2 lugubris (Rüppell, 1840) vEthiopia, Eritrea
3 haematocephalus Cabanis, 1868 δvCoasts of S Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania
4 luapula Lynes, 1933 NE Zambia
4 schoutedeni C.M.N. White, 1954 W and NW Zambia
4 stagnans Clancey, 1969 N Botswana, adjacent S Zambia, NW Zimbabwe
5 isodactylus W. Peters, 1868 vS Malawi, SE Zimbabwe, C and S Mozambique
5 galactotes (Temminck, 1821) NE South Africa (Coastal KwaZulu-Natal)
Cisticola pipiens Chirping Cisticola
congo Lynes, 1936 E Angola, DR Congo, Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania
pipiens Lynes, 1930 W Angola
arundicola Clancey, 1969 NW Zimbabwe, N Botswana, SE Angola, NE Namibia
Cisticola carruthersi   Ogilvie-Grant, 1909 Carruthers's Cisticola
iE and NE DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, W Kenya, NW Tanzania
Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola
dyleffi Prigogine, 1952 E DR Congo
oreophilus van Someren, 1922 vC and W Kenya
shiwae C.M.N. White, 1947 NE Zambia, adjacent DR Congo and SW Tanzania, Zimbabwe
perpullus E. Hartert, 1920 vAngola, NW Zambia, S DR Congo
tinniens (M.H.C. Lichtenstein, 1842) South Africa (except Western Cape), SE Botswana
elegans (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870)95 S South Africa (Western Cape) [Finsch, 1870 #11548]
Cisticola robustus Stout Cisticola
robustus (Rüppell, 1845) vNW and C Ethiopia
schraderi Neumann, 190696 C Eritrea, N Ethiopia
omo Neumann & Lynes, 1928 SW Ethiopia
santae Bates, G.L., 1926 E Nigeria, W Cameroon
nuchalis Reichenow, 189397 vE DR Congo to S Uganda, W and S Kenya, N Tanzania
awemba Lynes, 1933 SW Tanzania, SE DR Congo, NE Zambia
angolensis (Bocage, 1877)98 vS DR Congo, NE and C Angola, NW Zambia
Cisticola aberdare   Lynes, 1930 Aberdare Cisticola
iC Kenya
Cisticola natalensis Croaking Cisticola
strangei (Fraser, 1843)99 Senegal and Gambia to W DR Congo east to S Sudan, Uganda and W Kenya
inexpectatus Neumann, 1906 vEthiopia
argenteus Reichenow, 1905 vE South Sudan, S Ethiopia, N Kenya, SE Somalia
tonga Lynes, 1930 NE South Sudan
katanga Lynes, 1930 NE Angola, SE DR Congo, N Zambia, N Malawi, SW Tanzania
huambo Lynes, 1930 NW and C Angola
natalensis (A. Smith, 1843)100 vC and E Zimbabwe, S Mozambique, E South Africa
holubii (von Pelzeln, 1882) S Zambia, NE Botswana, W Zimbabwe
kapitensis Mearns, 1911101 vC Kenya to N Tanzania
matengorum Meise, 1934102 SE Kenya, C and E Tanzania to E Zambia, Malawi, C Mozambique
Cisticola ruficeps Red-pate Cisticola
ruficeps (Cretzschmar, 1830)103 αChad to SW and SC Sudan
scotopterus (Sundevall, 1850) δvSE Sudan to N Eritrea
mongalla Lynes, 1930104 South Sudan, N Uganda
Cisticola guinea 105  Lynes, 1930 Dorst's Cisticola
Senegal and Gambia to S Chad
Cisticola nana 106  G.A. Fischer & Reichenow, 1884 δ Tiny Cisticola
iC and S Ethiopia to C and S Kenya, NE and E Tanzania
Cisticola brachypterus Short-winged Cisticola
brachypterus (Sharpe, 1870) vSenegal to W South Sudan, south to NW Angola
hypoxanthus Hartlaub, 1881107 vN Uganda, adjacent NE DR Congo and South Sudan.
zedlitzi Reichenow, 1909 Eritrea, Ethiopia
reichenowi Mearns, 1911 S Somalia, Coastal Kenya and N Tanzania
ankole Lynes, 1930 S Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, NW Tanzania, E DR Congo
kericho Lynes, 1930 SW Kenya
katonae von Madarász, 1904 C and S Kenya, N Tanzania
loanda Lynes, 1930 C Angola, SE DR Congo, W Zambia
isabellinus Reichenow, 1907 vC Tanzania to E Zambia, C Mozambique and E Zimbabwe
tenebricosus Clancey, 1966108 vCoastal S Mozambique
Cisticola rufus   (Fraser, 1843) Rufous Cisticola
vSenegal and Gambia to S Chad and Central African Republic
Cisticola troglodytes Foxy Cisticola
troglodytes (Antinori, 1864)109 Central African Republic to South Sudan and NW Kenya
ferrugineus von Heuglin, 1864 vSE Sudan, W Ethiopia
Cisticola fulvicapilla110 Piping Cisticola/Neddicky
dispar de Sousa, 1887 W DR Congo, C Angola, NW Zambia
muelleri Alexander, 1899 E and S Tanzania to Zambia, Malawi, N and C Mozambique
hallae Benson, 1955 S Angola, SW Zambia, NW Zimbabwe, N Namibia, N Botswana
dexter Clancey, 1971 vC and S Zimbabwe, E Botswana, N South Africa (Limpopo to North West Province)
ruficapilla (A. Smith, 1842) C South Africa (W Mpumalanga to E Northern Cape and Free State)
lebombo (Roberts, 1936)111 S Mozambique, Swaziland, adjacent E South Africa (E Mpumalanga, NE KwaZulu-Natal)
fulvicapilla (Vieillot, 1817)112 SE South Africa (E Western Cape to KwaZulu-Natal), Lesotho
silberbauer (Roberts, 1919)113 δSW South Africa (W and C Western Cape)
Cisticola angusticauda 114,115  Reichenow, 1891 Long-tailed Cisticola
iSW Kenya to N Zambia
Cisticola melanurus   (Cabanis, 1882) Black-tailed Cisticola
vN Angola, S DR Congo
Cisticola juncidis Zitting Cisticola/Fan-tailed Cisticola
cisticola (Temminck, 1820)116 W France, Iberia, NW Africa
juncidis (Rafinesque, 1810) S France and Italy to Balkans and W Asia Minor; Egypt
uropygialis (Fraser, 1843)117 vMauritania and Senegal to Ethiopia, south to Nigeria, Rwanda and N Tanzania
terrestris (A. Smith, 1842) vGabon, C DR Congo and S Tanzania to South Africa
neuroticus R. Meinertzhagen, 1920 vSC Turkey, Cyprus and Levant to SW Iran
cursitans (Franklin, 1831) Yunnan, Pakistan, Nepal, India (except SW), Bangladesh, Myanmar except S and SE
salimalii Whistler, 1936 SW India
omalurus Blyth, 1851 vSW Sri Lanka
brunniceps (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) Japan, S Korea >> Philippines
tinnabulans (Swinhoe, 1859)118 C, E and S China, Hainan, Taiwan, continental SE Asia (except W), Philippines (except Palawan and satellites)
nigrostriatus Parkes, 1971 vPalawan and Culion (Philippines)
malaya Lynes, 1930119 Nicobars, SW continental SE Asia, Thai-Malay Pen., Sumatra and satellites, Java, (ssp?) Bali
fuscicapilla Wallace, 1864 Kangean Is. and Bawean I. (Java Sea), Moluccas, Lesser Sundas east to Leti and Moa
constans Lynes, 1938 Sulawesi and E and SE satellites (Peleng, Buton I.)
leanyeri Givens & Hitchcock, 1953 NE Western Australia (E Kimberley Division), N Northern Territory (Arnhem Land), Melville I.
normani Mathews, 1914 NW Queensland (S and SE Gulf of Carpentaria)
laveryi Schodde & Mason, 1979 NE Australia (E Cape York Pen., NE Queensland coast)
Cisticola haesitatus   (P.L. Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881) Socotra Cisticola
vSocotra
Cisticola cherina 120  (A. Smith, 1843) α Madagascar Cisticola
iMadagascar
Cisticola aridulus Desert Cisticola
aridulus Witherby, 1900 vS Mauritania and Senegal to C Sudan
lavendulae Ogilvie-Grant & R.J. Reid, 1901 Ethiopia to coastal Eritrea, NW Somalia
tanganyika Lynes, 1930 Kenya, N Tanzania
lobito Lynes, 1930 Coastal Angola
perplexus C.M.N. White, 1947 vN Zambia
kalahari Ogilvie-Grant, 1910 C Namibia to SW Zimbabwe and N and C South Africa
traylori Benson & Irwin, 1966 E Angola, W Zambia
caliginus Clancey, 1955 vS Mozambique, SE Zimbabwe, lowland E South Africa
eremicus Clancey, 1984 vS Angola, S Zambia, N Namibia, N Botswana, N and C Zimbabwe
Cisticola textrix Cloud Cisticola
bulubulu Lynes, 1931 W Angola
anselli C.M.N. White, 1960 E Angola, NW Zambia
major (Roberts, 1913) vC and interior E South Africa
marleyi (Roberts, 1932) S Mozambique, E South Africa (NE KwaZulu-Natal)
textrix (Vieillot, 1817) S South Africa (Western Cape, SW Eastern Cape)
Cisticola eximius Black-backed Cisticola
occidens Lynes, 1930 S Senegal to NE Nigeria
winneba Lynes, 1931 Ghana and N Benin
eximius (von Heuglin, 1869) vNW Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and W Kenya, west to N PR Congo
Cisticola dambo Dambo Cisticola
kasai Lynes, 1936 Gabon to SW DR Congo (NW Kasai)
dambo Lynes, 1931 E Angola, S DR Congo, NW Zambia
Cisticola brunnescens Pectoral-patch Cisticola
mbangensis Chappuis & Érard, 1973 vN Cameroon
lynesi Bates, G.L., 1926 W Cameroon
wambera Lynes, 1930 NW Ethiopia
brunnescens von Heuglin, 1862 Ethiopia, NW Somalia
nakuruensis van Someren, 1922 vWC Kenya to N Tanzania
hindii Sharpe, 1896 EC Kenya to NE Tanzania
Cisticola cinnamomeus121 Pale-crowned Cisticola
midcongo Lynes, 1938 SE Gabon to middle basin of R. Congo
cinnamomeus Reichenow, 1904 vAngola to SW Tanzania and E Zimbabwe
egregius (Roberts, 1913)122 vS Mozambique to E South Africa
Cisticola ayresii Wing-snapping Cisticola
gabun Lynes, 1931 Gabon, PR Congo, NW DR Congo
imatong Cave, 1938 SE South Sudan
entebbe Lynes, 1930 E DR Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, NW Tanzania
itombwensis Prigogine, 1957 vE DR Congo
mauensis van Someren, 1922 vW and C Kenya
ayresii Hartlaub, 1863 Angola, S DR Congo, N Zambia, S Tanzania, Zimbabwe to E South Africa
Cisticola exilis Golden-headed Cisticola
tytleri Jerdon, 1863 W Yunnan, Himalayan foothills from Uttarakhand to Assam, NE India, NC Bangladesh, SW and N Myanmar
erythrocephalus Blyth, 1851 vSW India
equicaudatus E.C.S. Baker, 1924 vContinental SE Asia except NW and NE
courtoisi La Touche, 1926 S and E China, ? N Vietnam
volitans (Swinhoe, 1859) Taiwan
lineocapilla Gould, 1847 S Sumatra, SW Borneo, Java, Bali; NW Australia (N Kimberley Division, Arnhem Land, Melville I.); ? Lesser Sundas
semirufus Cabanis, 1872 vPhilippines
rusticus Wallace, 1863 vSulawesi and E and SE satellites, S Moluccas
polionotus Mayr, 1934 vBismarck Arch.
diminutus Mathews, 1922 vNew Guinea, NE Australia (Cape York Pen., NE Queensland)123
alexandrae Mathews, 1912 Inland N Australia
exilis (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827)124 vE and SE Australia, King I.
BATHMOCERCUS Reichenow, 1895 M - Bathmocercus rufus Reichenow, 1895; type by original designation   125,126
Bathmocercus cerviniventris   (Sharpe, 1877) Black-headed Rufous Warbler
vGuinea and Sierra Leone to Ghana
Bathmocercus rufus Black-faced Rufous Warbler
rufus Reichenow, 1895127 vCameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic
vulpinus Reichenow, 1895 vE DR Congo, SE South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
PRINIINAE128, 128
PRINIA Horsfield, 1821 F - Prinia familiaris Horsfield, 1821; type by monotypy   129,130
Prinia crinigera Striated Prinia
striatula (Hume, 1873) vAfghanistan, Pakistan (except NE)
crinigera Hodgson, 1836 vHimalayan foothills east from NE Pakistan
assamica (E.C.S. Baker, 1924)131 vNE India (SE Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland)
catharia Reichenow, 1908132 vWC and C China (N Yunnan to S Shaanxi), W and N Myanmar
parvirostris (La Touche, 1922) vSE Yunnan
parumstriata (David & Oustalet, 1877) vEC and E China
striata Swinhoe, 1859 vTaiwan
Prinia polychroa Brown Prinia
cooki (Harington, 1913) S Yunnan, continental SE Asia except NW, NE and far-SE
bangsi (La Touche, 1922) SE Yunnan
rocki Deignan, 1957 SC Vietnam
polychroa (Temminck, 1828) vJava
Prinia atrogularis133 Hill Prinia
1 atrogularis (F. Moore, 1854) vSE Xizang, Himalayan foothills east from E Nepal
1 khasiana (Godwin-Austen, 1876)134 vNE India, W Myanmar
2 erythropleura (Walden, 1875)135 SE Arunachal Pradesh, N, E and S Myanmar, W and NW Thailand
2 superciliaris (Anderson, 1871) vWC to S and SE China, N continental SE Asia east from NE Thailand
2 klossi (Hachisuka, 1926) C Vietnam
2 waterstradti (E. Hartert, 1902) Tahan peak (S Thai-Malay Pen.)
2 dysancrita (Oberholser, 1912) vUplands of Sumatra
Prinia cinereocapilla 136  F. Moore, 1854 Grey-crowned Prinia
iHimalayan foothills from Uttarakhand to Bhutan
Prinia buchanani   Blyth, 1844 Rufous-fronted Prinia
iPakistan, W and C India
Prinia rufescens Rufescent Prinia
rufescens Blyth, 1847 S China, EC and NE India, C and E Bangladesh, W and N Myanmar
beavani Walden, 1867 Continental SE Asia except NW and SE
dalatensis (Riley, 1940) vSC and S Vietnam
objurgans Deignan, 1942 SE Thailand, S Cambodia
peninsularis Deignan, 1942 vSW continental SE Asia, N and C Thai-Malay Pen.
extrema Deignan, 1942 vS Thai-Malay Pen.
Prinia hodgsonii Grey-breasted Prinia
rufula Godwin-Austen, 1874 vW Yunnan, Himalayan foothills east from N Pakistan, NE India, Bangladesh, N Myanmar
confusa Deignan, 1942 vSW and SC China, NE continental SE Asia
hodgsonii Blyth, 1844 W and C India, SE Assam, W Myanmar
erro Deignan, 1942 Continental SE Asia except NW and NE
albogularis Walden, 1870 vS and SE India
pectoralis Legge, 1874137 vSri Lanka
Prinia gracilis Graceful Prinia
natronensis Nicoll, 1917 vWadi Natrun (Egypt)
deltae Reichenow, 1904 Nile delta to W Israel
gracilis (M.H.C. Lichtenstein, 1823) vCairo (Egypt) to N and C Sudan
carlo von Zedlitz, 1911 NE Sudan, Eritrea to N and E Somalia
yemenensis E. Hartert, 1909 vSW Saudi Arabia, Yemen, S Oman
hufufae Ticehurst & Cheesman, 1924 E Saudi Arabia, Bahrain
carpenteri Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1953 United Arab Emirates and N Oman
palaestinae von Zedlitz, 1911 S Syria, E Israel, Lebanon
irakensis R. Meinertzhagen, 1923 E Syria, Iraq, SW Iran
akyildizi Watson, 1961138 SC Turkey, N Syria
lepida Blyth, 1844 vSE Iran to NW India, east to SC Nepal
stevensi E. Hartert, 1923 SE Nepal, NE India, C Bangladesh
Prinia sylvatica Jungle Prinia
insignis (Hume, 1872) vW India
gangetica (Blyth, 1867) vHimalayan foothills from Himachal Pradesh to Bhutan, Ganges plain east to Bihar
mahendrae Koelz, 1939 E India in Orissa and N Andhra Pradesh
sylvatica Jerdon, 1840 vC and S India
valida (Blyth, 1851)139 αvSri Lanka [Blyth, 1851 #373]
Prinia familiaris 140  Horsfield, 1821 Bar-winged Prinia
vSumatra (except N), Java, Bali
Prinia flaviventris Yellow-bellied Prinia
sindiana Ticehurst, 1920 vPakistan, NW India
flaviventris (Delessert, 1840) vHimalayan foothills east from Uttarakhand, NE India, Bangladesh, W, N and C Myanmar
sonitans Swinhoe, 1860 S China including Hainan, Taiwan, NE Vietnam
delacouri Deignan, 1942 Continental SE Asia except NW and NE
rafflesi Tweeddale, 1877 Thai-Malay Pen., Sumatra, Java
halistona (Oberholser, 1912) vNias I. (NW Sumatra)
latrunculus (Finsch, 1905) Borneo
Prinia socialis Ashy Prinia
stewarti Blyth, 1847 Himalayan foothills from NE Pakistan to Nepal, NW and NC India east to Jharkhand
inglisi Whistler, 1933141 Himalayan foothills east from Nepal, NE India, N Bangladesh
socialis Sykes, 1832 vIndia south of Madhya Pradesh and Orissa
brevicauda Legge, 1879 Sri Lanka
Prinia inornata142 Plain Prinia
terricolor (Hume, 1874) Pakistan, W Nepal, NW and NC India
fusca Hodgson, 1845 vHimalayan foothills east from Nepal, NE India, Bangladesh
blanfordi (Walden, 1875) W Yunnan, Myanmar (except W), NW Thailand
extensicauda (Swinhoe, 1860) WC to E and S China including Hainan, NE continental SE Asia
herberti E.C.S. Baker, 1918 C and S continental SE Asia
flavirostris (Swinhoe, 1863) vTaiwan
inornata Sykes, 1832 vC and SE India south of a line Gujarat to Bihar
franklinii Blyth, 1844 SW India
insularis (Legge, 1879) vSri Lanka
blythi (Bonaparte, 1850)143 Java [Bonaparte, 1850 #407]
Prinia subflava144 Tawny-flanked Prinia
subflava (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) vMauritania and Senegal to South Sudan, SC Ethiopia and S Eritrea
pallescens von Madarász, 1914 Sahel from Mali to N Ethiopia and NW Eritrea
tenella (Cabanis, 1868)145 vCoastal S Somalia and Kenya, E Tanzania [Cabanis, 1868 #5966]
melanorhyncha (Jardine & Fraser, 1852) vSierra Leone to Cameroon, N DR Congo, C Kenya and NW Tanzania
graueri E. Hartert, 1920 C Angola, E DR Congo, Rwanda
affinis (A. Smith, 1843) vZambia (except W), Zimbabwe, E Botswana, S Mozambique, NE South Africa
kasokae C.M.N. White, 1946 E Angola, W Zambia
mutatrix Meise, 1936146 S Tanzania, Malawi, E Zambia, N and C Mozambique
bechuanae J.D. Macdonald, 1941 N Botswana, SW Angola, NE Angola to NW Zimbabwe
pondoensis Roberts, 1922 vE and SE South Africa, E Swaziland
Prinia somalica Pale Prinia
somalica (Elliot, 1897) vN Somalia
erlangeri Reichenow, 1905 SE South Sudan, S Ethiopia, S Somalia, NE Uganda, N and E Kenya
Prinia fluviatilis   Chappuis, 1974 River Prinia
vNW Senegal to Mali, Lake Chad area and NW Kenya
Prinia flavicans Black-chested Prinia
bihe Boulton & Vincent, 1936 SW and C Angola, W Zambia
ansorgei W.L. Sclater, 1927 Coastal SW Angola, NW Namibia
flavicans (Vieillot, 1820)147 S and E Namibia to W and S Botswana, NW and C South Africa
nubilosa Clancey, 1957 vSW Zambia, NE and E Botswana, SW Zimbabwe, upland NE South Africa
Prinia maculosa Karoo Prinia
exultans Clancey, 1982 Lesotho and adjacent SE South Africa [Clancey, 1982 #917]
psammophila Clancey, 1963 vSW Namibia, W South Africa
maculosa (Boddaert, 1783) vS South Africa
Prinia hypoxantha 148  (Sharpe, 1877) Drakensberg Prinia
vE Limpopo to W Swaziland, KwaZulu-Natal, E Free State and Eastern Cape
Prinia molleri   Bocage, 1887 São Tomé Prinia
iSão Tomé
Prinia bairdii Banded Prinia
bairdii (Cassin, 1855) SE Nigeria to lower R. Congo and NE DR Congo
melanops (Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) W Kenya
obscura (Neumann, 1908) vE DR Congo, W Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
heinrichi Meise, 1958 NW Angola
Prinia erythroptera149 Red-winged Prinia
erythroptera (Jardine, 1849) vSenegal to N Cameroon
jodoptera (von Heuglin, 1864) vC Cameroon to South Sudan and NW Uganda
major (Blundell & Lovat, 1899) vW Ethiopia
rhodoptera (Shelley, 1880) vKenya to Mozambique
Prinia rufifrons150 Red-faced Prinia
rufifrons Rüppell, 1840 Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, to Djibouti and NW Somalia
smithi (Sharpe, 1895) Somalia and S Ethiopia to Kenya and N Tanzania
rufidorsalis (Sharpe, 1897) vSE Kenya (Tsavo)
ORTHOTOMUS Horsfield, 1821 M - Orthotomus sepium Horsfield, 1821; type by monotypy   151,152
Orthotomus sutorius Common Tailorbird
guzuratus (Latham, 1790) vPakistan, India except NE
patia Hodgson, 1845 Himalayan foothills from Nepal to W Arunachal Pradesh, Bangladesh
luteus Ripley, 1948 vE Arunachal Pradesh south to Mizoram (far-NE India)
inexpectatus La Touche, 1922 vYunnan, continental SE Asia east to Laos
longicauda (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) SE China, Hainan, far-NE continental SE Asia
maculicollis F. Moore, 1855 vTenasserim (SE Myanmar), SE continental SE Asia, Thai-Malay Pen.
edela Temminck, 1836 Java
fernandonis Whistler, 1939 Mountains of Sri Lanka
sutorius (Pennant, 1769) vLowland Sri Lanka
Orthotomus frontalis153 Rufous-fronted Tailorbird
frontalis Sharpe, 1877 vSamar, Leyte, Bohol, Mindanao (Philippines)
mearnsi McGregor, 1907 Basilan (Philippines)
Orthotomus sericeus Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
hesperius Oberholser, 1932 vThai-Malay Pen., Sumatra and E satellites
sericeus Temminck, 1836154 vBorneo; Balabac, Palawan and Mapun (Philippines)
rubicundulus Chasen & Kloss, 1931 vNatuna Is. (Indonesia)
Orthotomus atrogularis155 Dark-necked Tailorbird
nitidus Hume, 1874 vS Yunnan, NE India, E Bangladesh, continental SE Asia except SW
atrogularis Temminck, 1836 vSW continental SE Asia, Thai-Malay Pen., Sumatra, Borneo except N
major Chasen & Kloss, 1928156 vNatuna and Anamba Is. (Indonesia), ? Tioman I. (SE Thai-Malay Pen.)
humphreysi Chasen & Kloss, 1929 N Borneo
Orthotomus ruficeps157 Ashy Tailorbird
cineraceus Blyth, 1845 vCoastal far-SE continental SE Asia (ssp.?), Thai-Malay Pen., Sumatra and E satellites
baeus Oberholser, 1912 vNias I. (NW Sumatra), Pagai Is. (W Sumatra)
concinnus Riley, 1927 vSipura I. and Siberut I. (W Sumatra)
ruficeps (Lesson, 1830) Coastal Java
palliolatus Chasen & Kloss, 1932 vKangean Is., Karimunjawa Is. (Java Sea)
baweanus Hoogerwerf, 1962 vBawean I. (Java Sea)
borneoensis Salvadori, 1874158 vBorneo
cagayanensis Riley, 1935 vMapun (Philippines)
Orthotomus chaktomuk 159,160  Mahood et al., 2013 Cambodian Tailorbird
C Cambodia [Mahood, 2013 #14536]
Orthotomus sepium Olive-backed Tailorbird
sundaicus Hoogerwerf, 1962 vPanaitan I. (SW Java)
sepium Horsfield, 1821 Java, Bali, and Lombok (Lesser Sundas)
Orthotomus castaneiceps Philippine Tailorbird
castaneiceps Walden, 1872 Ticao, Masbate, Panay, Guimaras (Philippines)
rabori Parkes, 1961 Negros, ? Cebu (Philippines)
Orthotomus samarensis   Steere, 1890 Yellow-breasted Tailorbird
vSamar, Leyte, Bohol (Philippines)
Orthotomus nigriceps   Tweeddale, 1878 Black-headed Tailorbird
iDinagat, Siargao, E Mindanao (Philippines)
Orthotomus cinereiceps White-eared Tailorbird
obscurior Mayr, 1947 vMindanao (Philippines)
cinereiceps Sharpe, 1877 Basilan (Philippines)
Orthotomus chloronotus 161,162  Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 δ Trilling Tailorbird
vN and C Luzon (Philippines)
Orthotomus derbianus163 Grey-backed Tailorbird
derbianus F. Moore, 1855 vC and S Luzon (Philippines)
nilesi Parkes, 1988 Catanduanes (Philippines) [Parkes, 1988 #2939]

1 For subfamilies and their sequence see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
2 For proposal and use of this name see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
3 For transfer to Cisticolidae see Cibois et al. (1999) [Cibois, 1999 #763] and Nguembock et al. (2007) [Nguembock, 2007 #9988].
4 Cibois et al. (1999) [Cibois, 1999 #763] considered this genus to belong to the Cisticola group.
5 For use of this name see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
6 Includes karamojensis and crawfurdi see Lack (1997) [Lack, 1997 #2306].
7 A replacement name for damarensis Sharpe, 1904, pre-occupied by E. damarensis Wahlberg, 1855, accepted by Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
8 For recognition see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724]. Included in helenorae by Pearson (2006) [Pearson, 2006 #15592].
9 Implicitly includes perimacha, see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
10 Subspecies groups based on separation by Lack in Urban et al. (1997) [Urban, 1997 #3901].
11 Treatment of this and the next two subspecies within E. pusilla follows Louette (1981) [Louette, 1981 #13691]. But see Pearson (2006) [Pearson, 2006 #15592].
12 Includes elgonensis, see White (1962) [White, 1962 #4189].
13 Includes angolensis see Lack (1997) [Lack, 1997 #2306].
14 For recognition see Dowsett-Lemaire & Dowsett (2006) [Dowsett-Lemaire, 2006 #13615]. But see Pearson (2006) [Pearson, 2006 #15592].
15 For recognition see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
16 For recognition see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724]. But see Pearson (2006) [Pearson, 2006 #15592].
17 Includes damarensis see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
18 For recognition see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724]. Included in nominate subspecies by Pearson (2006) [Pearson, 2006 #15592].
19 For recognition see Dean in Hockey et al. (1005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724]. Included in nominate subspecies by Pearson (2006) [Pearson, 2006 #15592].
20 For recognition see Lack (1997) [Lack, 1997 #2306].
21 For correct date see Duncan (1937) [Duncan, 1937 #1442].
22 For recognition see Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725]. But see Pearson (2006) [Pearson, 2006 #15592].
23 Previously treated within the genus Prinia; but see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
24 Includes cinderella, see White (1962) [White, 1962 #4189].
25 Moved from incertae sedis to the Cisticolidae close to Oreolais following Nguembock et al. (2008) [Nguembock, 2008 #10917].
26 Includes pallidus see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085]. But see Madge (2006) [Madge, 2006 #15590].
27 Correct original spelling. Spelling murpheyi in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533] was an ISS.
28 For treatment as a race of O. pulcher; see Dowsett-Lemaire & Dowsett (1990) [Dowsett-Lemaire, 1990 #1420]. For alternative treatment as a separate species see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
29 Includes catiodes; see White (1962) [White, 1962 #4189].
30 Genus recognised by Urban et al. (1997) [Urban, 1997 #3901].
31 Genus recognised by Urban et al. (1997) [Urban, 1997 #3901].
32 For treatment as a separate species see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
33 Includes iringae see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
34 The previous use of bensoni was mistaken; Art. 59.3 of the Code essentially requires names replaced before 1961 to escape reversion when congenericity no longer applies.
35 Inclusion in A. thoracica follows Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085]. For treatment as a separate species see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
36 Inclusion in A. thoracica follows Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085]. For treatment as a separate species see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
37 Date 1929 in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533] was miscopied.
38 Includes darglensis see White (1962) [White, 1962 #4189]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
39 Includes renata and niassae; see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
40 For correct date see Dickinson et al. (2010) [Dickinson, 2010 #12496].
41 Recognition follows Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
42 Includes albimentalis, recognised by Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
43 Forms a superspecies with A. chirindensis; see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
44 Includes affinis, see White (1960) [White, 1960 #4185]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
45 Inclusion in A. porphyrolaema follows Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085]. For treatment as a separate species see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
46 For separation from A. porphyrolaema see Dowsett & Dowsett-Lemaire (1980) [Dowsett, 1980 #1414].
47 Includes eidos; see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
48 Includes funebris; see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
49 For placement of this and dowsetti in this species see Dowsett & Dowsett-Lemaire (1993) [Dowsett, 1993 #1417] and Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725].
50 For date correction see Steinheimer (2005) [Steinheimer, 2005 #3709].
51 For correction to author and date see Steinheimer (2005) [Steinheimer, 2005 #3709].
52 Placed among the Genera Incertae Sedis in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533] due to conflicting evidence as it its relationships. Finally corroborated as belonging to the Cisticolidae; see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
53 Spelled lopesi in Watson (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449] and in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533], however original spelled lopezi and no internal information permits emendation.
54 For treatment of this as separate from C. simplex, and retention as a broad species including the undosus and stierlingi subspecies groups, see Grimes et al. (1997) [Grimes, 1997 #1821]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
55 For reasons to treat this and the next four races within C. undosus see Dowsett & Dowsett-Lemaire (1980) [Dowsett, 1980 #1414].
56 For recognition see Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725].
57 Dual original spellings; see David et al. (2009) [David, 2009 #11541].
58 Treatment as a single broad species, including the brachyura group, the brevicaudata group and harterti, follows Dowsett & Dowsett-Lemaire (1993) [Dowsett, 1993 #1417]. For treatment as three species see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
59 For date correction; see Steinheimer (2005) [Steinheimer, 2005 #3709].
60 Includes aschani; see Zimmerman et al. (1996) [Zimmerman, 1996 #4328].
61 For association with cisticoline warblers see Oliveros et al. (2012) [Oliveros, 2012 #14715] and Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
62 Treated as two species by Collar & Robson (2007) [Collar, 2007 #12226].
63 No published molecular information traced. Based on morphology and voice this species could belong in any of about three 'sylviid' families.
64 For recognition see Nguembock et al. (2007) [Nguembock, 2007 #9988].
65 Described as a separate species, but this considered to be a PSC species and thus here treated as a subspecies.
66 Implicitly includes petrophila Clancey, 1990 [Clancey, 1990 #949]; see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
67 Previously treated as a member of the genus Cisticola, but see Urban et al. (1997) [Urban, 1997 #3901].
68 For recognition of this genus see Maclean (1974) [Maclean, 1974 #2466].
69 For a discussion on the relationships of Hypergerus and Elminia see Cibois et al. (1999) [Cibois, 1999 #763] and Sefc et al. (2003) [Sefc, 2003 #3565].
70 Previously treated in Hypergerus, but Eminia is recognised by Urban et al. (1997) [Urban, 1997 #3901].
71 Sequence of species essentially unchanged pending fuller taxon sampling.
72 Includes niloticus von Madarasz, 1914 (a junior homonym of niloticus Mearns, 1913.
73 Includes arcanus; see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
74 For recognition see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724]. But see Ryan & Dean (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15594].
75 In retaining this form in this species we follow Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
76 The date 1896 in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533] was a typographical error.
77 For recognition see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
78 Recognition follows Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
79 Forms a superspecies with C. woosnami and C. bulliens; see Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449]. C. lateralis is not here included as it is sympatric with C. woosnami.
80 Forms a superspecies with C. chubbi and C. nigriloris; see Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449].
81 Subspecies groups based on treatment of Sibley & Monroe (1990) [Sibley, 1990 #3636].
82 Includes teitensis; see Ryan & Dean (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15594].
83 Implicitly includes mbeya Parkes, 1987 [Parkes, 1987 #2938], and emendatus; see Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725]. But see Ryan & Dean (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15594].
84 Dual original spellings; the First Reviser was White (1962) [White, 1962 #4189].
85 Includes huilensis see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
86 Includes vulpiniceps Clancey, 1992 [Clancey, 1992 #959], see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
87 Includes mariae see Dowsett et. al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725]. Also includes nyikae which is not a homonym of nyika and does not need replacement by mariae. But see Ryan & Dean (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15594].
88 For recognition see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
89 Includes venustula; see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
90 Includes euroa [sic] see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
91 Subspecies groups based on treatment of Sibley & Monroe (1990) [Sibley, 1990 #3636].
92 Implicitly includes oreodytes Clancey, 1982 [Clancey, 1982 #917]; see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
93 For treatment as a single broad species we follow Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892] and Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593] where five species are suggested, although without supporting molecular evidence.
94 Includes grisea see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892], and nyansae see Zimmerman et al. (1996) [Zimmerman, 1996 #4328].
95 Includes brookei Herremans et al., 1999 [Herremans, 1999 #1954]. The earlier name was overlooked by them and by Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533].
96 For recognition see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
97 Includes ambigua; see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
98 For the retraction of a proposal to treat angolensis as a species see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
99 Includes littoralis see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
100 Includes vigilax Clancey, 1994 [Clancey, 1994 #964].
101 For recognition see Zimmerman et al. (1996) [Zimmerman, 1996 #4328].
102 For recognition see Zimmerman et al. (1996) [Zimmerman, 1996 #4328]. Included in nominate subspecies by Ryan & Dean (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15594].
103 For date correction see Steinheimer (2005) [Steinheimer, 2005 #3709].
104 Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892] explained that calls ascribed to this belong instead to C. dorsti now C. guinea.
105 An earlier name for C. dorsti Chappuis & Érard, 1993 [Chappuis, 1991 #695], see Dowsett-Lemaire et al. (2005) [Dowsett-Lemaire, 2005 #1422].
106 Misspelled nanus in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533], but a noun and spelling invariable.
107 For recognition see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892].
108 Recognition follows Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724]. But see Ryan & Dean (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15594].
109 Published in March 1864; ferrugineus published in July.
110 Forms a superspecies with C. angusticauda; see Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449]. For alternative view that these two are conspecific, see Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725].
111 Dual original spellings; see David et al. (2009) [David, 2009 #11541].
112 Implicitly includes dumicola; see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
113 Correct original spelling. Spelling silberbaueri, used in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533], was an ISS.
114 For alternative treatment as a race of C. fulvicapilla, see Dowsett et al. (2008) [Dowsett, 2008 #12725].
115 Original spelling augusticauda but corrected within the same volume.
116 For recognition see Cramp et al. (1992) [Cramp, 1992 #1088] and Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
117 Includes perennia; see Fry (1997) [Fry, 1997 #1630]. But see Ryan (2006) [Ryan, 2006 #15593].
118 Original spelling of Swinhoe (1859) [Swinhoe, 1859 #3796] verified.
119 Lynes's MS name appeared a year earlier in Bartels & Stresemann (1929) [Bartels, 1929 #223]; see Mees (1996) [Mees, 1996 #2638] but no description was attached.
120 Date 1842 in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533] was erroneous.
121 For separation of this species from C. brunnescens see Urban et al. (1997) [Urban, 1997 #3901].
122 Includes taciturnus Clancey, 1992 [Clancey, 1992 #959] see Tye (1997) [Tye, 1997 #3892]. But see also Clancey (1997) [Clancey, 1997 #971].
123 Historic inclusion of the Solomons in the range seems to have been an error.
124 Includes mixta [sic] see Lynes (1930) [Lynes, 1930 #2458].
125 For transfer to Cisticolidae see Alström et al. (2006) [Alström, 2006 #9747].
126 Citation in Watson & Traylor (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449] incorrect. Correct citation linked from number in square brackets after author and date.
127 Contra Watson (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449] this first appeared on p. 104 of the journal cited. It appeared in June and has precedence over the name vulpinus which appeared in July.
128 For use of this name see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
129 Includes Heliolais and Urorhipis; see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702]. For treatment in the family Cisticolidae see Sibley & Monroe (1990) [Sibley, 1990 #3636].
130 Sequence of species essentially unchanged pending fuller taxon sampling.
131 For recognition see Abdulali & Unnithan (1986) [Abdulali, 1986 #5715] and Rasmussen & Anderton (2005) [Rasmussen, 2005 #4749].
132 Burmese birds need review; they may be best treated as assamica.
133 Subspecies groups used here based on split by Rasmussen & Anderton (2005) [Rasmussen, 2005 #4749]; which is here deferred pending further information of subspecies outside the Indian subcontinent.
134 For correct date of publication see Evenhuis (2003) [Evenhuis, 2003 #10177].
135 Doubtfully distinct from superciliaris; see Rasmussen & Anderton (2005) [Rasmussen, 2005 #4749].
136 Authorship credited to Hodgson by Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449] but see Dickinson (2004) [Dickinson, 2004 #1388].
137 The name leggei Watson, 1986 [Watson, 1986 #4449] is not retained since pectoralis Smith is here treated in Malcorus.
138 Original spelling akyildzi; the spelling used is a justified emendation based on information in the original publication.
139 Year of publication correctly given by Watson et al. (1986: 140) [Watson, 1986 #4449] but previously miscited from 1849 a date wrongly associated with the introduction of its earlier, but preoccupied, name robusta.
140 For reasons to treat this as monotypic see Mees (1996) [Mees, 1996 #2638]; thus includes subspecies prinia.
141 For correction to authorship; see Pittie & Dickinson (2010) [Pittie, 2010 #12619].
142 We split this very tentatively from P. subflava; for a brief discussion see Inskipp et al. (1996) [Inskipp, 1996 #2069].
143 Omitted by Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449].
144 Forms a superspecies with P. somalica, see Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449].
145 First described in the Journal für Ornithologie.
146 For recognition see Irwin (1997) [Irwin, 1997 #2085].
147 Includes ortleppi; see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
148 For separation from P. maculosa see Dean in Hockey (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
149 Formerly Red-winged Warbler; for transfer from the genus Heliolais see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
150 Formerly Red-faced Apalis; for transfer from the genus Apalis; see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702].
151 For transfer from Genera Incertae Sedis to the Cisticolidae; see Olsson et al. (2013) [Olsson, 2013 #14702]. However, note that the species O. cucullatus, is not a cisticolid; see the monotypic cettioid genus Phyllergates.
152 Species recognition and sequence of species based on Fig. 4 in Sheldon et al. (2012) [Sheldon, 2012 #14710].
153 For treatment as part of O. castaneiceps; see Dickinson et al. (1991) [Dickinson, 1991 #1361]. Molecular evidence shows this to be a separate species, sister to O. sericeus; see Sheldon et al. (2012) [Sheldon, 2012 #14710].
154 Includes nuntius; see Dickinson et al. (1991) [Dickinson, 1991 #1361].
155 Although no thorough review has been published to support the split accepted by Dickinson et al. (1991) [Dickinson, 1991 #1361] we tentatively follow in accepting O. castaneiceps.
156 The new name anambensis Watson, 1986 [Watson, 1986 #4449] was superfluous as the cited homonym was by then applied to a taxon in the genus Prinia.
157 Much pre-1986 literature used this name or 'sepium' for taxa now treated as O. sericeus see Dickinson et al. (1991) [Dickinson, 1991 #1361]. Hence, so far, records from Palawan relate to O. sericeus not to O. ruficeps. Old 'Cochinchine' records not corroborated.
158 For correct spelling see Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449].
159 Considered to occur in sympatry with the apparently closely related O. atrogularis. May thus require further study.
160 The valid date of publication is that of the printed issue; the PDF made available earlier was changed and thus electronic publication is disqualified under Art. 9.9 of the Code (I.C.Z.N., 2012) [I.C.Z.N., 2012 #15381].
161 For treatment as a separate species from O. castaneiceps; see Sheldon et al. (2012) [Sheldon, 2012 #14710] who found it a sister to O. derbianus.
162 Correct original spelling. The spelling chloronotos in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533] was an ISS.
163 Sheldon et al. (2012) [Sheldon, 2012 #14710] found this and O. chloronotus to be sister species.
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