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 Post subject: Cisticola, Pale-crowned
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Pale-crowned Cisticola
Afrikaans name: BleekkopKlopkloppie
Cisticola cinnamomeus

A small sized cisticola, though larger than Cloud and Ayres Cisticolas
Description:
Breeding male has a olive crown in spring and a whitish to buff coloured crown towards the end of summer,
Lores and the area around the eye is black, forming a diagnostic facemask
Rump a bright golden tawny colour
Tail noticeable longer than in Ayres , black above

Status
Locally fairly common to uncommon, rare in some areas

Habitat
Moist but fairly short grass, edges of drainage lines and vleis

Habits
Usually solitary or in pairs.
Inconspicious, except when displaying in breeding season

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 Post subject: Re: Cisticola, Pale-crowned
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 Post subject: Re: Cisticola, Pale-crowned
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Nice shot Daan :clap:

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