French: Cisticole côtière German: Küstenzistensänger Spanish: Cistícola costero
See C. galactotes (below). Monotypic.
Coastal plain from S Somalia to NE Tanzania.
11–13 cm; 10–12 g. A medium-small cisticola with streaked back and fairly long graduated tail. Has creamy-white face, slightly darker ear-coverts, dull rufous-... read more
Male song a bleating, upslurred “brrrrrríp”, repeated three times per second; also gives excited “... read more
Marshes and dry shrubland, including dune vegetation; also edges of dry cultivation.
Food and feeding
Diet mainly small insects.
Breeds Apr–Jun and Nov–Dec. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Male has short jerky display flight, flying on circular... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Locally common to abundant. Has occasionally been killed during spraying operations targeted at roosts of Red-billed Queleas (Quelea quelea) in S... read more
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