Wailing cisticola

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Wailing cisticola
Cisticola lais -Cedara, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa-8.jpg
In KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Song recorded in Royal Natal National Park, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Cisticola
Species: C. lais
Binomial name
Cisticola lais
(Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870)

The wailing cisticola (Cisticola lais) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

Lynes's cisticola of Uganda, Kenya and northern Tanzania is sometimes regarded as a subspecies of this species.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cisticola lais". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Ryan, P.; Dean, R. (2017). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E., eds. "Wailing Cisticola (Cisticola lais)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 27 August 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 

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