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The Wailing Cisticolas (Cisticola lais) are endemic to the following African countries:

Angola, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

They live in subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.



Lynes’s Cisticola (Cisticola lais) – found in the northern range – in Uganda, Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Note: this subspecies is by some authorities considered a separate species.


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