Tiny, short-tailed, streaky, brown cisticola. Distinctive breeding male has a pale crown and dark lores. Female and non-breeding male have a streaked crown. Found in moist grassland. Inconspicuous for most of the year. Usually seen when doing a flight display over its breeding habitat. The song consists of high whistles alternated with several lower “cheewa” notes. Breeding male distinguished from Cloud, Wing-snapping, and other small cisticolas by its unstreaked pale crown. Female and non-breeding male may only be distinguishable by voice.