Tinkling cisticola

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For a bird alternatively named tinkling cisticola, Cisticola tinniens, see Levaillant's cisticola.

Tinkling cisticola
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Cisticola
C. rufilatus
Binomial name
Cisticola rufilatus
(Hartlaub, 1870)

The tinkling cisticola or grey cisticola (Cisticola rufilatus) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is dry savannah.

Note that the name tinkling cisticola is also used as an alternative name for Levaillant's cisticola (Cisticola tinniens).


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

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