Pectoral-patch Cisticolas

Pectoral-patch Cisticola (Cisticola brunnescens)
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The Pectoral-patch Cisticola (Cisticola brunnescens) occurs naturally in the following African countries:

Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania.

It inhabits damp or wet areas in upland grassland.



this small Cisticola measures about 9 - 10 cm in length. The back is streaked. It has a short or medium tail which may get longer in the breeding season.

Similar Species:

It resembles the Pale-crowned Cisticola but can be identified by the pale rufous (not buff) crown and forehead in the breeding season.

Pectoral-patch Cisticola (Cisticola brunnescens) Pectoral-patch Cisticola (Cisticola brunnescens)

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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