Croaking Cisticola

Cisticola natalensis

The croaking cisticola is the largest cisticola in southern Africa. It is more robust that the others and has a much thicker bill. It can be found in grasslands and grassy savanna on the east coast of South Africa, and in much of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

We first set our eyes on this heavy-billed cisticola in March 2011 while on a game drive with Matthew and Sam Spencer in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, northern KwaZulu Natal.


Ndaka-4-088-BEST-EDITED-SM Croaking Cisticola / Ntsinini Trout Farm, Mpumalanga, South Africa / February 2018 Croaking Cisticola / Bonamanzi Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 23 March 2014 Croaking Cisticola / Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa / 18 March 2011 Croaking Cisticola / Ntsinini Trout Farm, Mpumalanga, South Africa / February 2018 Croaking Cisticola / Coutada 11, Mozambique / 13 October 2015 Croaking Cisticola / Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa / 13 April 2012 Croaking Cisticola / Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa / 18 March 2011
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