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The winding cisticola (Cisticola galactotes) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It has a scattered distribution across Africa south of the Sahara.
Alternate common names are rufous-winged cisticola and greater black-backed cisticola.
The winding cisticola has numerous subspecies which are sometimes grouped into five separate species:Rufous-winged cisticola (C. galactotes): south-east Africa
Winding cisticola (C. marginatus): fairly widespread across west, central and east Africa
Coastal cisticola (C. haematocephalus): Tanzania, Kenya and Somalia
Ethiopian cisticola (C. lugubris): Ethiopia and Eritrea
Luapula cisticola (C. luapula): south-central Africa
It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, the DRC, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps.
Winding cisticola Wikipedia