Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Cisticolidae (Cisticolas & allies)
Zitting Cisticola
Cisticola juncidis
棕扇尾莺
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    Size : 10 cm
    Male 7–12 g; Female 5–8 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Cisticola juncidis cisticola (Temminck, 1820)
    – W France, Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Is and NW Africa.
  • Cisticola juncidis juncidis (Rafinesque, 1810)
    – S France E to Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Syria, also Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Crete and Egypt.
  • Cisticola juncidis neuroticus (R. Meinertzhagen, 1920)
    – Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and W Iran.
  • Cisticola juncidis uropygialis (Fraser, 1843)
    – Senegal E to Eritrea, Ethiopia, SW Arabia and N Kenya.
  • Cisticola juncidis perennius (Lynes, 1930)
    – E DRCongo, Uganda, Kenya and N Tanzania, including islands of Pemba, Zanzibar and Mafia.
  • Cisticola juncidis terrestris (A. Smith, 1842)
    – Gabon and PRCongo, Angola, S DRCongo and S Tanzania S to South Africa.
  • Cisticola juncidis cursitans (Franklin, 1831)
    – E Afghanistan and Pakistan E to N Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan), S to SE India and Sri Lanka (dry lowlands).
  • Cisticola juncidis salimalii (Whistler, 1936)
    – SW India (Kerala).
  • Cisticola juncidis omalurus (Blyth, 1851)
    – Sri Lanka (except low-lying dry areas).
  • Cisticola juncidis malaya (Lynes, 1930)
    – S Myanmar, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Nicobar Is, Sumatra and W Java.
  • Cisticola juncidis brunniceps (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
    – S Korea, Japan (S from Honshu, including Ryukyu Is and Izu Is) and extreme N Philippines (Batan Is).
  • Cisticola juncidis tinnabulans (Swinhoe, 1859)
    – SE China, Taiwan, Hainan, Indochina and Philippines (except Batan Is, Culion and Palawan).
  • Cisticola juncidis nigrostriatus (Parkes, 1971)
    – Culion and Palawan (W Philippines).
  • Cisticola juncidis fuscicapilla (Wallace, 1864)
    – E Java, Kangean Is and Lesser Sundas (E to Timor, Wetar, Kisar, Leti and Moa).
  • Cisticola juncidis constans (Lynes, 1938)
    – Sulawesi and adjacent islands (including Muna, Butung, Tukangbesi and Peleng).
  • Cisticola juncidis leanyeri (Givens & Hitchcock, 1953)
    – coastal areas of N Australia (extreme NE Western Australia and Northern Territory).
  • Cisticola juncidis normani (Mathews, 1914)
    – NW Queensland (S Gulf of Carpentaria), in N Australia.
  • Cisticola juncidis laveryi (Schodde & Mason, 1979)
    – E Gulf of Carpentaria and C Queensland coast, in NE Australia; also (possibly this race) S New Guinea.

Cisticola juncidis ssp. malaya
Date : 30 November 2014
Location : Seberang Perak Paddyfield, Daerah Perak Tengah, Perak

Cisticola juncidis ssp. malaya
Date : 30 November 2014
Location : Seberang Perak Paddyfield, Daerah Perak Tengah, Perak

Cisticola juncidis ssp. malaya
Date : 30 November 2014
Location : Chuping Sugarcane Plantation, Mukim Chuping, Perlis


Cisticola juncidis ssp. malaya
Date : 30 November 2014
Location : Chuping Sugarcane Plantation, Mukim Chuping, Perlis

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