Tiny, short-tailed, streaky, brown cisticola. Has a longer tail in non-breeding plumage. Found in grassland and marsh. Usually seen when doing a flight display over its breeding habitat. The display consists of whistled notes, which can be down-then-up or on an even pitch, interspersed with wing snaps, which sometimes continue as the bird dives to the ground. Very similar to other small, short-tailed cisticolas, especially in non-breeding plumage. Best distinguished by voice.