Cisticola ruficeps guinea
Kintampo, Ashanti, Ghana.
See C. ruficeps. Complicated taxonomy and nomenclature: when “C. ruficeps” (sensu lato) was found to consist of two species, on basis of highly distinctive vocalizations, the new form was mistakenly attributed to C. ruficeps mongalla, which was as a result raised to species level; vocalizations subsequently found not to apply to mongalla, and indeed not known from anywhere near the range of that race, so the new species was awarded a new name, “C. dorsti”; however, recent studies have now shown this taxon, with its distinctive vocalizations, to be synonymous with the form hitherto treated as “C. ruficeps guinea”; thus, “C. dorsti” is a junior synonym of “C. guinea”#R. Monotypic.
Sudan–Guinea savannas from Senegal E to N Cameroon and extreme SW Chad; possibly also NE Mali.
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