Luapula cisticola

The Luapula cisticola (Cisticola luapula) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is found in south-central Africa.[1][2]

Luapula cisticola
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Cisticola
C. luapula
Binomial name
Cisticola luapula
Lynes, 1933


The Luapula cisticola is monotypic.[3] This taxon was split from the winding cisticola by the IOC and HBW, as were the rufous-winged cisticola, coastal cisticola and Ethiopian cisticola. The Clements (2017) and Howard and Moore (2014) world lists consider these taxa as a single species, the winding cisticola C. galactotes (sensu lato).[4]

Distribution and habitatEdit

This species is found in eastern Angola, Lake Mweru (south-eastern DRC), Zambia, northern and north-eastern Namibia, northern Botswana and north-western Zimbabwe.[2]

Its natural habitats are tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2017). "Cisticola luapula". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103776172A118724557. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103776172A118724557.en.
  2. ^ a b Ryan, Peter. "Luapula Cisticola (Cisticola luapula)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela. "Grassbirds, Donacobius, Malagasy warblers, cisticolas, allies". IOC World Bird List. International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Cisticola luapula". Avibase.

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