Coastal Cisticola

Information about the Bird Coastal Cisticola

Alternate common names are rufous-winged cisticola and greater black-backed cisticola.The winding cisticola (Cisticola galactotes) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It has a scattered distribution across Africa south of the Sahara.

The winding cisticola has numerous subspecies which are sometimes grouped into five separate species:
It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 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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