French: Cisticole de Chubb German: Farnzistensänger Spanish: Cistícola de Chubb
Mnagiki, Mount Elgon, Kenya
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. adametzi
Reichenow, 1910 – highlands of SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon.
C. c. discolor
Sjöstedt, 1893 – Brown-backed Cisticola – Mt Cameroon.
C. c. chubbi
Sharpe, 1892 – Chubb's Cisticola – highlands of E DRCongo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, W Kenya and NW Tanzania.
C. c. marungensis
Chapin, 1932 – Marungu Mts, in SE DRCongo.
14–16 cm; male 14–21 g, female 11–18 g. A fairly large, plain-backed cisticola with distinctive black lores and duetting display; tail graduated. Nominate... read more
Sings throughout year from elevated perch. Partners sing in antiphonal duet; male initiates song... read more
Confined to Afrotropical highlands biome; occurs in tall grass, bushes and rank vegetation along... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects. Usually occurs in pairs or small family groups. Forages in tangled vegetation; once followed an ant swarm through... read more
Breeds mainly in Sept–Mar dry season in SW Cameroon; season poorly defined in E Africa, where nesting records throughout year.... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. W races (adametzi and discolor), if specifically distinct, would represent a restricted-range species: present in Cameroon... read more
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