Current view: Data table and detailed info
Cisticola galactotes, C. luapula, C. haematocephalus, C. lugubris and C. marginatus (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as C. galactotes following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993) and Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red list criteria met and history
||not a migrant
||does not normally occur in forest
|Land mass type
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common in its small range (del Hoyo et al. 2006).
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cisticola lugubris. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ethiopian-cisticola-cisticola-lugubris on 29/05/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/05/2023.