French: Cisticole murmure German: Angolazistensänger Spanish: Cistícola murmurador
Lobito Bay, Angola.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. septentrionalis
Tye, 1992 – NW Angola (Cabinda S to Cuanza Sul) and extreme SW DRCongo.
C. b. bulliens
Lynes, 1930 – WC Angola (from Gabela S to Namibe).
13–14 cm; 14–18 g. A medium-sized cisticola, plain-backed in breeding plumage, slightly streaked above in non-breeding plumage, tail graduated; has rufous... read more
Male song a fast, ebullient “chi-chi-chi-chrrrrr”, similar to those of C. chiniana and... read more
Occurs in dry savanna with coarse grass and thickets, forest edges and clearings, and coastal scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Food mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and termite alates (Isoptera). Forages by gleaning among vegetation; rarely by aerial... read more
Breeds Oct–Jul, mainly Feb–Apr, linked to rains. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Male sings from high perch, mouth... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common within its restricted range. No significant threats identified.
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