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Zitting Cisticola

Cisticola juncidis

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Very small, with distinctive short, rounded tail with conspicuous terminal spots. Body sandy-colored below, streaky above. Breeding males have a dark bill and crown. Found in open grasslands, meadows, and agricultural areas. Most often seen high in the sky uttering its monotonous and repetitive "tchip…tchip….tchip…" song in undulating song flight.

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