French: Cisticole de Woosnam German: Miombozistensänger Spanish: Cistícola de Woosnam
Muhokya, south-east Rwenzori, Uganda.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. w. woosnami
Ogilvie-Grant, 1908 – E DRCongo, Uganda and SW Kenya and N & C Tanzania.
C. w. lufira
Lynes, 1930 – SW Tanzania, SE DRCongo, Zambia and N Malawi.
13–14 cm; 13–14 g. A medium-sized, plain-backed cisticola with rather short, decurved bill, tail graduated; lacks rufous wingpanel. Male nominate race has narrow... read more
Male song a loud, ascending trill, increasing in volume and lasting 2–3 seconds, “... read more
Grassy areas in miombo (Brachystegia) and acacia (Acacia) woodland and savannas,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), small beetles (Coleoptera) and insect larvae. Forages by gleaning from vegetation... read more
Breeds Mar–Dec in N of range and Jan–Apr in S, after rains. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Male advertises... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common.
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!