Cisticolidae (prinias, tailorbirds, eremomelas…)

Under construction

Number of genera: 26
Number of species: 158
Number of species completed: 14
In French: prinias, couturières, érémomèles en Français

SF Neomixinae:

Genus Neomixis – 3 species
Green Jery Neomixis viridis
Common Jery Neomixis tenella
Stripe-throated Jery Neomixis striatigula

SF Eremomelinae:

Genus Micromacronus – 2 species
Visayan Miniature-Babbler Micromacronus leytensis
Mindanao Miniature-Babbler Micromacronus sordidus

Genus Eremomela – 11 species
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Salvadori’s Eremomela Eremomela salvadorii
Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla
Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens
Green-capped Eremomela Eremomela scotops
Karoo Eremomela Eremomela gregalis
Burnt-necked Eremomela Eremomela usticollis
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps
Turner’s Eremomela Eremomela turneri
Black-necked Eremomela Eremomela atricollis

Genus Drymocichla – 1 species
Red-winged Grey Warbler Drymocichla incana

Genus Schistolais – 2 species
Sierra Leone Prinia Schistolais leontica
White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon

Genus Oreophilais – 1 species
Roberts’s Warbler Oreophilais robertsi

Genus Phragmacia – 1 species
Namaqua Warbler Phragmacia substriata

Genus Urolais – 1 species
Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus

Genus Oreolais – 2 species
Black-collared Apalis Oreolais pulcher
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii

Genus Artisornis – 2 species
Long-billed Forest-Warbler Artisornis moreaui
Red-capped Forest-Warbler Artisornis metopias

Genus Poliolais – 1 species
White-tailed Warbler Poliolais lopezi

Genus Calamonastes – 4 species
Grey Wren-Warbler Calamonastes simplex
Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
Stierling’s Wren-Warbler Calamonastes stierlingi
Barred Wren-Warbler Calamonastes fasciolatus

Genus Camaroptera – 4 species
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
* Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brevicaudata
Hartert’s Camaroptera Camaroptera harterti

Genus Spiloptila – 1 species
Cricket Warbler Spiloptila clamans

Genus Phyllolais – 1 species
Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella

Genus Apalis – 24 species
Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis
Namuli Apalis Apalis lynesi
Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis
Rudd’s Apalis Apalis ruddi
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Lowland Masked-Apalis Apalis binotata
Mountain Masked-Apalis Apalis personata
Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps
Black-headed Apalis Apalis melanocephala
Chirinda Apalis Apalis chirindensis
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema
Kabobo Apalis Apalis kaboboensis
Chapin’s Apalis Apalis chapini
Sharpe’s Apalis Apalis sharpii
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis
Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae
Bamenda Apalis Apalis bamendae
Gosling’s Apalis Apalis goslingi
Grey Apalis Apalis cinerea
Brown-headed Apalis Apalis alticola

SF Priniinae:

Genus Orthotomus – 13 species
* Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird Orthotomus sericeus
Rufous-fronted Tailorbird Orthotomus frontalis
Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis
Cambodian Tailorbird Orthotomus chaktomuk
* Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps
Olive-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus sepium
Philippine Tailorbird Orthotomus castaneiceps
Trilling Tailorbird Orthotomus chloronotus
Grey-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus derbianus
Yellow-breasted Tailorbird Orthotomus samarensis
White-eared Tailorbird Orthotomus cinereiceps
Black-headed Tailorbird Orthotomus nigriceps

Genus Prinia – 24 species
Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera
Brown Prinia Prinia polychroa
Black-throated Prinia Prinia atrogularis
Hill Prinia Prinia superciliaris
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla
Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani
Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
* Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis
Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica
Bar-winged Prinia Prinia familiaris
* Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris
* Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
* Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
* Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Pale Prinia Prinia somalica
River Prinia Prinia fluviatilis
Black-chested Prinia Prinia flavicans
Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa
Drakensberg Prinia Prinia hypoxantha
Sao Tome Prinia Prinia molleri
Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii
Red-fronted Warbler Prinia rufifrons
Red-winged Warbler Prinia erythroptera

SF Cisticolinae:

Genus Euryptila – 1 species
Cinnamon-breasted Warbler Euryptila subcinnamomea

Genus Scepomycter – 2 species
Winifred’s Warbler Scepomycter winifredae
Rubeho Warbler Scepomycter rubehoensis

Genus Incana – 1 species
Socotra Warbler Incana incana

Genus Malcorus – 1 species
Rufous-eared Warbler Malcorus pectoralis

Genus Bathmocercus – 2 species
Black-headed Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus cerviniventris
Black-faced Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus rufus

Genus Hypergerus – 1 species
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps

Genus Eminia – 1 species
Grey-capped Warbler Eminia lepida

Genus Cisticola – 51 species
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus
Bubbling Cisticola Cisticola bulliens
* Chubb’s Cisticola Cisticola chubbi
Hunter’s Cisticola Cisticola hunteri
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris
Lazy Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola emini
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
Boran Cisticola Cisticola bodessa
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe
Ashy Cisticola Cisticola cinereolus
Tana River Cisticola Cisticola restrictus
Tinkling Cisticola Cisticola rufilatus
Grey-backed Cisticola / Red-headed Cisticola Cisticola subruficapilla
Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais
Lynes’s Cisticola Cisticola distinctus
Winding Cisticola Cisticola marginatus
Rufous-winged Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
Luapula Cisticola Cisticola luapula
Ethiopian Cisticola Cisticola lugubris
Coastal Cisticola Cisticola haematocephalus
Chirping Cisticola Cisticola pipiens
Carruthers’s Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi
Levaillant’s Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus
Aberdare Cisticola Cisticola aberdare
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps
Dorst’s Cisticola Cisticola guinea
Tiny Cisticola Cisticola nana
Short-winged Cisticola / Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes
Piping Cisticola / Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapilla
Long-tailed Cisticola / Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda
Black-tailed Cisticola / Slender-tailed Cisticola Cisticola melanurus
* Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Socotra Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus
Madagascan Cisticola Cisticola cherina
Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus
Cloud Cisticola Cisticola textrix
Black-backed Cisticola Cisticola eximius
Dambo Cisticola / Cloud-scraping Cisticola Cisticola dambo
Pectoral-patch Cisticola Cisticola brunnescens
Pale-crowned Cisticola Cisticola cinnamomeus
Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
* Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis

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SP # 354 20/12/18 Prinia gracilis  S
Graceful Prinia (photos) – – – Prinia gracile (full)

[page under construction]

This huge family…

1 – family classification


2 – Taxonomy within the family


3 – Breeding


4 – Food and feeding strategy


5 – habitat

We find…

6 – Identification


7 – Conservation and future


8 – The list

There is…

Family index

Famille des Cisticolidae (prinias, couturières, érémomèles…) en français


All photos and text are © Valéry Schollaert

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