Rufous Cisticola (Cisticola rufus) - HBW 11, p. 456
French: Cisticole rousse
Spanish: Cistícola Rojizo
Taxonomy: Drymoica rufa Fraser, 1843, Benue River, Idah, Niger River, Nigeria.
Forms a superspecies with C. troglodytes, and may have affinities with C. fulvicapilla and C. angusticauda. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegal, Mali and NW Sierra Leone E, patchily, to Nigeria, N Cameroon, S Chad and W Central African Republic.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A bird carrying cotton.
Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 13 October 2006 4 years ago 3.4
Pair were singing and song-flighting near the airstrip, poorly known species easily confused with Shortwing Cisticola
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Phil Gregory 2 April 2014 17 weeks ago 3