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Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)

By wildlifephotographer
The Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) also known as the Bright-headed Cisticola, is a species of warbler found from India to Australia.
It is very similar in appearance to the Zitting Cisticola however, in the breeding season males acquire a breeding plumage in which their head, throat and breast are a bright golden-orange colour, and their tails become shorter than in winter-plumage.
The species is found in rank vegetation in and around wetlands.
It is known as the finest tailor of the birds, often using stolen spiders' threads to stitch together its nest

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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mossy Plus
5 46 1 England
4 Mar 2013 7:26AM
A smart looking bird and very leggy in appearence.,excellent info.

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richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
4 Mar 2013 8:04AM
First class image in habitat - I like it a lot!!
4 Mar 2013 9:05AM
A superb composition.
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
4 Mar 2013 11:44AM
A great capture and interesting information
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 12:46PM
Wonderful composition and lighting, a very. very beautiful image. (great information as well)
4 Mar 2013 1:02PM
Sharp capture & good lighting
Regards Brian
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
4 Mar 2013 1:21PM
Such a clever bird and lovely too. Well captured in some very bright light.....Sandy
4 Mar 2013 1:47PM
Very nice job.
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 6:06PM
A typical Warbler pose, though ours are not quite as well coloured


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