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Marlborough Vlei Sewage Works
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Red-faced Cisticola

Cisticola erythrops

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Identification

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Very plain, long-tailed cisticola. Even in a group that is known for its drabness, this bird stands out for its lack of bold colors and markings! Found in thick vegetation, usually adjacent a body of water. Song is a complicated duet of which the main elements are a descending series of whistles and a variety of rough, scolding “zhrt” notes. As with all cisticolas, habitat and voice are important cues in identification. Similar to Singing Cisticola, but drabber, lacking rufous on the crown and wing.

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