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Cisticolidae

Rattling cisticola

Cisticola chiniana (Photo from Internet Bird Collection) Common name:rattling cisticola (en); fuinha-chocalheira (pt); cisticole grinçante (fr); cistícola cascabel (es); rotscheitel-zistenänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Ethiopia south to D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia and Mozambique, and into northern Namibia, Botswana and north-eastern South Africa.Size:These birds are 12-15 cm long and […]

Cricket longtail

Spiloptila clamans Photo by Patrick Bergier (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:cricket longtail (en); fuinha-de-cauda-branca (pt); prinia à front écailleux (fr); prinia charlatana (es); schuppenkopfprinie (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found along a narrow belt in the Sahel, immediately south of the Sahara desert, from southern Mauritania and northern Senegal, through central Mali, southern Niger, northern Nigeria, […]

Karoo prinia

Prinia maculosa Photo by Martin Flack (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Karoo prinia (en); fuinha-malhada (pt); prinia du Karoo (fr); prinia del Karoo (es); fleckenprinie (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found in South Africa, as far north as Lesotho and Bloemfontein, and into Namibia.Size:These birds are 12-15 cm long and weigh 7-11 g.Habitat:The Karoo prinia is […]

Siffling cisticola

Cisticola brachypterus Photo by David Beadle (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:siffling cisticola (en); fuinha-de-asa-curta (pt); cisticole à ailes courtes (fr); cistícola alicorto (es); kurzflügel-zistensänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia and south to Angola, Zambia and southern Mozambique. They are mostly absent from the Congo river basin.Size:These birds […]

Grey-capped warbler

Eminia lepida Photo by Antti Seelaff (Flickr) Common name:grey-capped warbler (en); fuinha-de-barrete-cinzento (pt); éminie à calotte grise (fr); eminia (es); eminie (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This African species is found from southern South Sudan and extreme north-eastern D.R.Congo, through Uganda and south-western Kenya, and into Burundi, Rwanda and northern Tanzania.Size:These birds are 13-14 cm long and weigh […]

Oriole warbler

Hypergerus atriceps Photo by Steve Garvie (Wikipedia) Common name:oriole warbler (en); fuinha-de-cabeça-preta (pt); noircap loriot (fr); prinia oropéndola (es); pirolsänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found in West Africa, from southern Senegal to Cameroon and northern D.R. Congo.Size:These birds are 19 cm long and weigh about 30 g.Habitat:The oriole warbler is mostly found in dense […]

Tinkling cisticola

Cisticola rufilatus Photo by Lindsay Hansch (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:tinkling cisticola (en); fuinha-rabirruiva (pt); cisticole grise (fr); cistícola gris (es); rotschwanz-zistensänger (de) Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Cisticolidae Range:This species is found in Africa, from Gabon and Congo, through Angola and southern D.R. Congo and into Mozambique, Zimbabwe, north-eastern Namibia, Botswana and northern South Africa.Size:These birds are […]

Streaked scrub-warbler

Scotocerca inquieta (Photo from Salidún) Common name:streaked scrub-warbler (en); fuinha-dos-espinheiros (pt); dromoïque vif-argent (fr); prinia desértica (es); wüstenprinie (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found from northern Mauritania and Morocco, through Algeria, Lybia and Egypt, and into the Arabian Peninsula and near Asia as far east as Pakistan and Afghanistan and as far north as southern […]

Bar-throated apalis

Apalis thoracica (Photo from Hermanus Bird Club) Common name:bar-throated apalis (en); apalis-de-coleira (pt); apalis à collier (fr); apalis de garganta barreada (es); halsband-feinsänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found in eastern and southern Africa, from southern Kenya, through Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and into eastern and southern South Africa.Size:These birds are 11-13 cm long […]

Golden-headed cisticola

Cisticola exilis Photo by Julian Robinson (Canberra Ornithologists Group) Common name:golden-headed cisticola (en); fuinha-de-cabeça-dourada (pt); cisticole à couronne dorée (fr); buitrón de capa dorada (es); goldkopf-cistensänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found in eastern and northern Australia, through Papua-New Guinea and Indonesia and into southern Asia as far north as and as far west as […]