- Red-faced Cisticola
Red-faced Cisticola A non-breeding adult, Darville, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Cisticolidae Genus: Cisticola Species: C. erythrops Binomial name Cisticola erythrops
The Red-faced Cisticola (Cisticola erythrops) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps.
The race C. e. lepe, found in Angola and possibly the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is sometimes regarded as a separate species, the Lepe Cisticola.
- BirdLife International 2004. Cisticola erythrops. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007.
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