Category Archive: Cisticolidae

Oct 17 2014

Rarest birds of the World: Long-billed Tailorbird (Artisornis moreaui)

Artisornis moreaui occurs at two disjuncted locations a 1000 km apart. It always rare in the forests of the East Usambaras in Tanzania (Artisornis moreaui) and Njesi Plateau in northern Mozambique (subspecies sousae). A. sousae was rediscovered in 2003. In spite of intense surveying the species has not been found in the forests between these …

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Aug 04 2014

Rarest birds in the World: Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis)

This species is endemic to the tiny, fragmented forests of the Taita Hills, where it occurs in only four remnant patches, totalling less than 150 ha in area, on a single massif. It is also found in a larger patch of lesser disturbed forest on the adjacent massif of Mbololo. The Taita Hills are a …

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Dec 26 2011

Fluctuations related to rainfall in richness and abundance of birds of steppic Mediterranean habitats

Fan-tailed Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) Science Article 1 abstract The existence of interannual variations in the richness and abundance of bird species breeding in pseudo-steppic Mediterranean areas is analysed and related to the important fluctuations that take place in rainfall, which in turn deeply influence vegetation growth. The hypothesis of food limitation as a key factor …

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Jun 08 2011

Aberdare Cisticola (Cisticola aberdare)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Cisticolidae | [latin] Cisticola aberdare | [UK] Aberdare Cisticola | [FR] Cisticole de l’Aberdare | [DE] Aberdare-Cistensanger | [ES] | [NL] Aberdare-graszanger Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Medium-sized, grass-dwelling warbler. Well-streaked buff-and-black on upperparts. Uniform buffy underparts. Stout Cisticola C. robustus has rufous nape and hindneck and slightly longer tail. Mixture …

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Jun 08 2011

Fan-tailed Warbler (Cisticola juncidis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Cisticolidae | [latin] Cisticola juncidis | [UK] Fan-tailed Warbler | [FR] Cisticole des joncs | [DE] Cistensanger | [ES] Cistcola Buitron | [NL] Gewone Graszanger Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Basileuterus lachrymosa Euthlypis lachrymosa MA Mexico to Nicaragua Euthlypis lachrymosa lachrymosa Euthlypis lachrymosa schistacea …

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Jun 08 2011

White-eyed Prinia (Prinia leontica)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Cisticolidae | [latin] Prinia leontica | [UK] White-eyed Prinia | [FR] Prinia du Sierra Leone | [DE] Weissaugen-Prinie | [ES] Prinia de la Sierra Leone | [NL] Witoogprinia Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics 14-15 cm. Small, grey, long-tailed warbler. Overall grey with …

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