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Cisticola, Levaillant’s

Roberts No: 677

Long and slim with long tail. Crown and hindneck rufous, back heavily streaked black. Inhabits weeds, sedge, grass and reeds near water. Territorial. Not shy. Perches high on tall stem when disturbed. Feeds low in the vegetation.

Family Name:
Cisticola tinniens
Common Name:
Cisticola, Levaillant’s
14 cm
insects, including small grasshoppers, small beetles, ants, moths, caterpillars. On Leisure Isle found in reeds along northern shore of Steenbok Park.