Cincloramphus rufus ssp. cluniei (Kinsky)

Vanua Levu Long-legged Thicketbird (Cincloramphus rufusssp. cluniei)

The Long-legged Thicketbird (Cincloramphus rufus (Reichenow)) is restricted to the Fijian Islands, where it is known to inhabit the two largest islands, Vanua Levu and Viti Levu.

The subspecies from Vanua Levu, which differs from the nominate race by its larger white areas, is known only from a specimen that was found in 1974; it was never found again and appears to be extinct. [1] 



[1] F. C. Kinsky: A new subspecies of the Long-legged Warbler, Trichocichla rufa Reichenow, from Vanua Levu, Fiji. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 95(3): 98-101. 1975


edited: 07.05.2021