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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

Voters: CarolG, pudd64, pdunstan_Greymoon and 46 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Mar 2013 6:49AM
A superb capture, full of detail. Carol

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mossy 5 46 1 England
6 Mar 2013 6:58AM
Stunner, very attractive looking warbler.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
6 Mar 2013 7:02AM
Wow a sharp detailed image, well done, also learning a lot about birds, thanks for the info
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
6 Mar 2013 9:32AM
Superb detail in this fine image! I like it a lot!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 9:44AM
Great shot
6 Mar 2013 9:51AM
Wonderful image Smile
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 10:39AM
Superb shot, Gordon.
6 Mar 2013 11:46AM
Very nice detailed photo, very natural.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Mar 2013 2:20PM
A pretty little bird and captured with great clarity.......Sandy
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 4:14PM
Stunning image
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:40PM
Wonderful capture
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 6:58PM
Top drawer stuff Gordon

Reminds me a bit, of our Dartford WarblerSmile

6 Mar 2013 7:00PM
Quality image Wink
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
6 Mar 2013 7:42PM
An outstanding capture, Gordon.
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
12 Mar 2013 11:42PM
A belated award, Gordon.
Not been online for a few day's.
Great image, some good stuff in your portfolio tooWink

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