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Rufous-winged Cisticola or Winding Cisticola

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Old Tuesday 14th October 2014, 15:21   #1
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Rufous-winged Cisticola or Winding Cisticola


I took these two photos at the Lake Manyara in Tanzania. These are two different birds. Is it a Rufous-winged Cisticola or Winding Cisticola.
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Old Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 04:41   #2
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I think Winding Cisticola and Rufous-winged Cisticola are alternative names for Cisticola galactotes (aka Black-backed in Southern Africa).

So the answer to your question is, 'yes'.
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Old Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 04:56   #3
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Actually, Winding Cisticola has been splitted.

True Winding (Cisticola marginatus) are found in most of Tanzania, while Rufous-winged Cisticola (Cisticola galactotes) is NOT in Tanzania. In Tanzania, you find also Coastal Cisticola (Cisticola haematocephalus), but much further east.

As I told you on the forum of my website, those are Winding (Cisticola marginatus) and can't be Rufous-winged.
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