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Stout or Winding Cisticola? Yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Old Monday 19th March 2018, 19:44   #1
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Stout or Winding Cisticola? Yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

I'm having a little trouble with these cisticolas. By far, the most common one I see here in Addis Ababa is the Winding (Ethiopian), and although I know that streaking on the crown is found in Winding, for some reason I thought the streaking seemed more Stout-like. I also thought I heard a Stout in the area. Unfortunately, these two birds (1-3 is same bird, 4 is most likely another) were quiet the whole time I observed them.

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Old Monday 19th March 2018, 22:38   #2
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Thanks Valéry! Is the buffy wash on the flanks not found in Stout? I suppose the bill is also too small?
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Thanks Valéry! Is the buffy wash on the flanks not found in Stout? I suppose the bill is also too small?
Not sure for the flanks, but the bill and, more obvious, the legs are too thin. Stout Cisticola has really thick legs.
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