French: Cisticole de Socotra German: Sokotrazistensänger Spanish: Cistícola de Socotora
P. L. Sclater and Hartlaub
9–10 cm; 6–8 g. A small cisticola with medium-short rounded tail and streaked upperparts. In breeding plumage has greyish face, slight supercilium; dark-streaked... read more
Male song, in flight, from exposed perch or softly from within vegetation, a series of monotonous... read more
Mostly in coastal lowlands, including areas of halophytic vegetation dominated by Limonium... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists mainly of insects, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera). Forages in low bushes.
Oct–Nov in lowlands; one record of a pair with recently fledged young in highlands in Apr. Probably monogamous and territorial;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Socotra EBA. Locally fairly common and widespread in coastal lowlands.... read more
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