Winding Cisticola
(Rufous-winged Cisticola)

Cisticola galactotes

Winding Cisticola, Cisticola galactotes, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Photographed at Eldoret, Kenya in a marsh area. January 2014.

There are many similar and confusing Cisticolas in Kenya that can be more easily separated by knowing the songs of the different species. Cisticolas are primarily insectivorous birds that mostly glean prey from foliage. Winding Cisticola is common in wetlands and marshy areas. Note rufous patches in wings, on tail, nape and crown.

Cisticolidae -- Cisticola Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

Michael J. Plagens, page created 3 June 2014