French: Cisticole à queue fine German: Taborazistensänger Spanish: Cistícola colifino
Other common names:
Gonda, Tabora District, Tanzania
SW Uganda, extreme SW Kenya, E Rwanda, W & C Tanzania, SE DRCongo and N Zambia.
10–11 cm. A fairly small cisticola with rufous crown, plain back and long, slender, graduated tail with narrow rectrices. In breeding plumage has lores, eyering and... read more
Male song a monotonous piping whistle, “see see see see…”, 2–3 notes per second, similar to... read more
Confined to Zambezian biome; occurs mainly in grassy areas under miombo (Brachystegia)... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects. Usually occurs in pairs. Forages low down in bushes and on the ground, flying into trees if disturbed.
Nesting Nov–Apr/May. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial probably all year. Male sings from prominent perch. Nest ball-shaped... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common.
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