|Copyright: Luis Limchiu (sle2006)
|Date Taken: 2006-08|
|Camera: Canon 300D REBEL, 75-300mm|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-08-05 6:35|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Taken at at Antipolo near Metro Manila, But could be found in most wide grassland|
The Cisticolidae family of small passerine birds is a group of about 110 warblers found mainly in warmer southern regions of the Old World. They are often included within the Old World warbler family Sylviidae.
This family probably originated in Africa, which has the majority of species, but there are representatives of the family across tropical Asia into Australasia, and one species, the Zitting Cisticola, even breeds in Europe.
These are generally very small birds of drab brown or grey appearance found in open country such as grassland or scrub. They are often difficult to see and many species are similar in appearance, so the song is often the best identification guide.
These are insectivorous birds which nest low in vegetation
Scientific name: Cisticola exilis
Habitat: Drier grassland and also in ricefields
Birdwatch note: Tiny bird that calls with a conspicuous speee. Also speee, speee, speee thererupp the last note and explosive
Wild Bird Club Philippines
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