The wailing cisticola (Cisticola lais) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Angola, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

The northern subspecies C. l. distinctus of Uganda, Kenya and northern Tanzania is sometimes regarded as a separate species, Lynes's cisticola. The common name of this subspecies commemorates the amateur ornithologist Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes.
Wailing Cisticola
Date Location Count
2020-08-30 13:14Hells Gate NP
2020-08-28 06:28Marataba Lodge1
2020-08-29 07:30Pilanesberg NP--Mankwe Dam2
2020-09-18 16:27Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve2
2020-09-17 05:57Kaapschehoop/Blue Swallow Reserve
2020-09-12 06:10Bulembu—Mt Emlembe5