Pale-crowned cisticola

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Pale-crowned cisticola
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Pale-crowned cisticola (Cisticola cinnamomeus), Midmar Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Cisticola
Species: C. cinnamomeus
Binomial name
Cisticola cinnamomeus
Reichenow, 1904

The pale-crowned cisticola (Cisticola cinnamomeus) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family.


Cisticola cinnamomeus was split from Cisticola brunnescens (pectoral-patch cisticola); since 2000 it has been recognised as a separate species by most world bird listing authorities.[1]


It is found in Africa from eastern South Africa to Gabon and Tanzania.[2][3]


Its natural habitats are damp or marshy areas in upland grassland.[2][4]


  1. ^ Lepage, Denis. "Avibase - The World Bird Database". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Sinclair, Ian; Ryan, Peter (2003). Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Cape Town: Struik. p. 510. ISBN 9781868728572. 
  3. ^ Ryan, P.; Dean, R. "Pale-crowned Cisticola (Cisticola cinnamomeus)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Stevenson, Terry; Fanshaw, John (2002). A Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa. 

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