Greybacked Cisticola

The Red-headed Cisticola is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.

The Greybacked 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 Greybacked Cisticola inhabits karoo and fynbos hillsides in the western part of the region. Here is replaces the very similar wailing Cisticola, which occupies a similar niche in the eastern parts. More

common Cisticola Subruficapilla, or Greybacked Cisticola to his close friends, speaks hurriedly when excited, saying: "Weesissee chizzarizzaree chichioo," followed perhaps by: "Prouee tweep tweep," and even: "Tee tee tee!" I take it that "Tee tee tee!" can be translated as "that was a good one!", but Newman's does not decode the rest. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cisticolidae
Genus : Cisticola
Species : subruficapilla
Authority : (Smith, 1843)