plain face; mostly warm buff color overall (South Africa; 2007-07-07)

Red-faced Cisticola
Cisticola erythrops

Native Range: Africa

Notes: another of the many cisticola species, mostly native to Africa, that are notoriously difficult to distinguish from one another in the field, except by song; this species is plain-colored even by the conservative cisticola standards.

brown (not rufous) crown (South Africa; 2007-07-07)

dorsal view; only mild streaking on the back (South Africa; 2007-07-07)

ventral view; uniform non-streaked underparts (South Africa; 2007-07-07)

posing for a portrait (South Africa; 2007-07-07)