Cisticola emini bailunduensis
Chipepe, Bailundo, Benguela, Angola.
Review (in preparation)#R, along with examination of specimen evidence, shows that this species, hitherto considered conspecific with C. aberrans, differs in its white belly and vent (providing greater contrast with rufous “trousers”) (2); finer bill (at least 1); unstreaked vs vaguely streaked back (1); different habitat, never feeding on rocky ground and often using upper parts of trees (1); and entirely different song, a pleasant melodious warble consisting of several clear whistles alternated with high-pitched trills or buzzy notes vs a combination of drawn-out nasal buzzy notes and short rapidly delivered notes or staccato chips (hence, among other things not itemized, many fewer different notes in a strophe: score 3)#R. Monotypic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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