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Fan-tailed warbler

Cisticola juncidis

Description:

Small yellow and grey bird with pink legs and bill.

Habitat:

Pine tree near the coast.


1 species ID suggestions

Zitting Cisticola (alt. name Fan-tailed Warbler)
Cisticola juncidis

3 Comments

Apart from the bill shape, white throat, pale belly and pink legs, the dark markings on the underside of the tail are diagnostic for this very common warbler. It often flies up vertically, then flutters down like a falling leaf. When on the ground it will fly up from ones feet with fanned tail, then settle just a few feet away on the opposite side of a bush.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 5 years ago

Obrigado pela sua ajuda, António. I will check that suggestion for this bird. :)

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 5 years ago

altamente dangermousse,a mim parece-me uma espécie de felosa,qual não sei,procura na familia Phylloscopus ou hippolais
great spotting dangermousse,it seems to me thats a bird of the Phylloscopus or Hippolais family,but i'am not sure and it seems juvenil what dificuted the id,congrats and thanks fopr sharing

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.03, Long: -7.82

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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