French: Cisticole de Carruthers German: Papyruszistensänger Spanish: Cistícola de Carruthers
Mokia, south-east Rwenzori, Uganda
E DRCongo, E & S Uganda, SW Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and NW Tanzania.
12–13 cm; male 10–14 g, female 9–12 g. A medium-small cisticola with striped back and a fairly long graduated tail. Has buff face, ear-coverts washed rufous... read more
Male song a loud, explosive trill of c. 7 (5–9) identical notes, lasting 1–2 seconds;... read more
Confined to L Victoria Basin biome; occurs in tall papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) swamps;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly small insects. Forages among papyrus and reeds, higher up than levels exploited by Little Rush-warbler (Bradypterus... read more
Breeds Apr–Jul, during rains. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Nest a loose oval, with side entrance at top, made of grass... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common within its relatively small range. In W Kenya, 8 singing males/ha and up to 30 birds/ha. Growing human populations are placing... read more
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