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Winding cisticola

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Cisticola
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Cisticolidae
Scientific name  Cisticola galactotes
Higher classification  Cisticola
Order  Passerine
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Similar  Cisticola, Bird, Red‑faced cisticola, Singing cisticola, Short‑winged cisticola

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.

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Alternate common names are rufous-winged cisticola and greater black-backed cisticola.

Taxonomy

The winding cisticola has numerous subspecies which are sometimes grouped into five separate species:

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  • 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
  • Distribution and habitat

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    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.

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    References

    Winding cisticola Wikipedia


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