Red-pate Cisticola

The Red-pate Cisticola is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Red-pate Cisticola (Cisticola ruficeps) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and swamps. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Cisticola ruficeps. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More

visually very similar Red-pate Cisticola for reproductive isolation. Thus, the newly-discovered population is in fact best considered a good species, and its proper scientific name is Cisticola guinea. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. This little-known bird was formerly classified as data deficient by the IUCN, mainly due to the uncertainty regarding its taxonomic status. New research has shown it to be plentiful and widespread. Consequently, it is listed as a Species of Least Concern in 2008. More

Starling, Red-pate Cisticola, Lavender Waxbill, African Swallow-tailed, Kite, Sudan Golden Sparrow, thousands of doves, weavers and queleas, Ostriches, Arabian bustard,quail plover, swallow-tailed kite, bee-eaters, Fox Kestrel, Pygmy sunbird, Sennar Penduline-tit, River Prinia, Herons, etc, etc. Waza is also home to large mammals such as elephant, lions, giraffe, red-fronted Gazelle, Patas monkey, Warthog, etc. Another national park of great importance in the north of the country is the Benoué national park. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cisticolidae
Genus : Cisticola
Species : ruficeps
Authority : (Cretzschmar, 1827)