Lazy cisticola

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Lazy cisticola
Rock-loving Cisticola (Cisticola aberrans minor).jpg
Cisticola aberrans minor, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Cisticola
C. aberrans
Binomial name
Cisticola aberrans
(Smith, 1843)

The lazy cisticola (Cisticola aberrans) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It can be found mostly in Africa.

It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is usually associated with rocky wooded terrain with interspersed patchy grass tussocks. Usually at the foot of hills or in adjacent riparian vegetation.

It is sometimes split into two species: lazy cisticola (C. aberrans) in the southern part of its range and rock-loving cisticola (C. emini) further north.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cisticola aberrans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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