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Birds

Zitting
Cisticola

Least Concern

Increasing

Zitting Cisticola

Cisticola juncidis

The zitting cisticola is brown above, heavily streaked with black markings. The underparts are whitish, and the tail is broad, white-tipped and flicked frequently, giving rise to the alternative name for the species. The adult males have less crown streaking and more back marking than the females, but there are no great difference between the sexes or the eighteen geographical races.

Streaked Fantail Warbler

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    ভোমরা ছোটন
  • Gujarati:
    ઘાસની ફુત્કી, નાની પાન ટીકટીકી
  • Malayalam:
    പോതപ്പൊട്ടൻ
  • Marathi:
    रेखांकित वटवट्या, रेषाळ वटवट्या
  • Tamil:
    கருங்கொட்டு கதிர்க்குருவி
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
CISTICOLIDAE
Cisticola juncidis

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