French: Kiritika malgache German: Kiritka-Madagaskarsänger Spanish: Zarzalero kiritika
Other common names: Thamnornis Warbler, Kiritika, Kiritika Warbler
A. Grandidier, 1867,
south-west coast of Madagascar.
Dry SW Madagascar (S of Morondava, W of Fort Dauphin).
15 cm. Medium-sized warbler with greenish wings, fairly long graduated tail of twelve feathers, and quite long, strong and slightly decurved bill with fine tip. Head is... read more
Rattling trill, “geerrr”, like call of Nesillas typica (of nominate race) but... read more
Spiny subdesert, coastal scrub, edge of deciduous forest; sea-level to 800 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, including caterpillars. Forages low down in dense vegetation, sometimes on ground, taking food from small branches, or from leaf... read more
Breeds Nov–Dec. Nest a cup of dry leaves and pieces of bark, lined with fine leaf stalks, attached with spider web to small vertical... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in West Malagasy Dry Forests EBA and South Malagasy Spiny Forests. Fairly common throughout range.
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