Sierra Leone prinia

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Sierra Leone prinia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Schistolais
Species: S. leontica
Binomial name
Schistolais leontica
(Bates, 1930)

Prinia leontica

The Sierra Leone prinia (Schistolais leontica), also known as the white-eyed prinia, is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitat is thickets and forest edge, especially in the transition zone between submontane forest and submontane grassland.[2] It is threatened by habitat loss, especially habitat clearance to establish iron ore mines.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2018). "Schistolais leontica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ BirdLife International Species Data Sheet Prinia leontica Accessed 21 October 2016.

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