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Singing Cisticola

Cisticola cantans

The singing cisticola, known scientifically as Cisticola cantans, is a small passerine bird belonging to the family Cisticolidae. This diminutive avian species is adorned with a subtle plumage that blends seamlessly into its dry habitat.

Identification Tips

When endeavoring to identify the singing cisticola, one should note its relatively nondescript appearance, which includes a streaked back and a less conspicuous underbelly. Its size and coloration are its primary distinguishing features, allowing it to remain inconspicuous in its natural surroundings.

Habitat

The singing cisticola is a denizen of subtropical or tropical dry forests, as well as subtropical or tropical dry shrublands. These habitats provide the necessary cover and resources for the species to thrive.

Distribution

This species boasts a wide range across the African continent, being found in countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, and many others, extending from the western nations of Senegal and Sierra Leone to the eastern territories of Kenya and Tanzania, and further south to Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Conservation status

The singing cisticola is classified as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List, indicating that, at present, there are no immediate threats to its population numbers that would warrant a higher level of concern.

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