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Zitting Cisticola

(Cisticola juncidis)
Alternate name(s): "Streaked Cisticola", "Fan-tail Cisticola",
"Streaked Grass-warbler", "Streaked Fantail Warbler"

Size: 9.5-10.5 cm
Weight: 6-8 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Zitting Cisticola at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "leanyeri"

ADULT

BREEDING

MALE

Collage of 4 distant views of a Zitting Cisticola in breeding plumage; note the whitish tips to the tail feathers characterising this species; the brown cap is typical of males (photos courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Leanyer Swamp, Darwin, NT, January 2016]

NON-BREEDING

Sex unknown

Dorsal view of a Zitting Cisticola in non-breeding plumage; note the pale supercilium (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Holmes Jungle, Darwin, NT, August 2013]

Race "cisticola"

Photos of Zitting Cisticolas, race "cisticola" were taken by us in Europe.

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