French: Cisticole dambo German: Dambozistensänger Spanish: Cistícola dambo
Other common names:
Nasondoye, south DRCongo
Subspecies and Distribution
C. d. kasai
Lynes, 1936 – SE Gabon, and S DRCongo (NW Kasai district).
C. d. dambo
Lynes, 1931 – SE DRCongo, E Angola and NW Zambia.
11 cm; male 8–11 g, female 7–10 g. A small, richly coloured cisticola with medium-short, rounded tail and streaked upperparts. Male nominate race breeding has... read more
Male song, from perch or in aerial display, a series of thin whistles, “woo-see” or “woo-see-see”,... read more
Confined to Zambezian biome; occurs in short to medium-tall grassland in seasonally flooded areas.... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects. Usually found singly and in pairs. Forages low down in grass tufts and on the ground.
Nesting Oct–Jan. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Male has aerial display, rises to up to 150 m while giving sharp... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common.
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