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Which Cisticola, Kenya? (1 Viewer)

tom baxter

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Probably Zitting Cisticola. As far as I can tell, Palla's Grasshopper Warbler and Lanceolated Warbler are the most likely species to confuse Zitting Cisticola for. If this is true, I think we can rule out other Cisticola Sp. because it is fairly easy to rule out either of those warblers.
 

birdboybowley

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Probably Zitting Cisticola. As far as I can tell, Palla's Grasshopper Warbler and Lanceolated Warbler are the most likely species to confuse Zitting Cisticola for. If this is true, I think we can rule out other Cisticola Sp. because it is fairly easy to rule out either of those warblers.
Eh?? What about other Kenyan cisticola ssp???
Without a fieldguide to hand I'd say Winding as no Zitting has back/wings like that
 

Wiganlad

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Thanks to all of you.. I've just been looking at images online and the Winding does fit pretty well and it says it likes wet areas and mine could be at Naivasha but not certain. Zitting does look close too as does another one, Pectoral patch cisticola. I am leaning towards Winding.
 

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