French: Cisticole pâle German: Hartlaubzistensänger Spanish: Prinia de Socotora
P. L. Sclater and Hartlaub, 1881,
12–13 cm; 9–12 g. A fairly nondescript, cisticola-like warbler, fairly long and graduated tail with twelve rectrices. Male has face and neck side greyish-white,... read more
Song, seldom heard, a quiet, slightly hesitant trill lasting 1–1·5 seconds. Typical call a... read more
Scrub and grassland, including dense Tamarix scrub on coastal dunes, hill slopes and wadis... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects. Forages by gleaning among low bushes and on the ground, with tail held partly cocked.
Dec–Feb. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Nest a neat ball with side entrance, made from grass and decorated with lichen,... read more
Presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Socotra EBA. Fairly common. Densities of up to 0·28 birds/ha in coastal habitats, lower in foothills; total... read more
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