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'''Alternative name: Neddicky'''
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[[Image:Piping_Cisticola.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo &copy; by {{user|louisdup|louisdup}} <br />Port Elizabeth, [[South Africa]], June 2005]]
 
;[[:Category:Cisticola|Cisticola]] fulvicapilla
 
;[[:Category:Cisticola|Cisticola]] fulvicapilla
[[Image:Piping_Cisticola.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by louisdup <br/> Location:  Port Elizabeth South Africa]]
 
AKA '''Neddicky'''
 
 
==Identification==
 
==Identification==
Length 11 cm. Red cap and plain blue-grey back. Buff underparts, darker in tone on the breast. Short brown bill, feet and legs pinkish-brown. Light brown eye. The sexes are similar, but juvenile birds are yellower.
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Length 11 cm<br />
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Red cap and plain greyish back. Underparts are buff (northern South Africa and northwards) or grey (southern South Africa). Short brown bill, feet and legs pinkish-brown. Light brown eye.<br />
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The sexes are similar, but juvenile birds are yellower.
 
==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
Sub-Saharan [[Africa]]  
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Sub-Saharan [[Africa]] <br />
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'''Western Africa''': [[Gabon]], [[Democratic Republic of Congo]] and [[Angola]]<br />
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'''Eastern Africa''': [[Kenya]], [[Tanzania]], [[Zambia]], [[Mozambique]] and [[Malawi]]<br />
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'''Southern Africa''': [[Namibia]], [[Botswana]], [[Zimbabwe]], [[South Africa]], [[KwaZulu-Natal]], [[Lesotho]] and [[Swaziland]]
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==
''Cisticola fulvicapilla'' has nine subspecies.
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====Subspecies====
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''Cisticola fulvicapilla'' has nine subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
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*''C. f. dispar'': Western [[Zaire]] to south-eastern [[Gabon]], central plateau of [[Angola]] and north-western [[Zambia]]
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*''C. f. hallae'': Southern [[Angola]] to south-western [[Zambia]], north-western [[Zimbabwe]], northern [[Botswana]], northern [[Namibia]]
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*''C. f. muelleri'': North-western [[Zambia]] to eastern [[Tanzania]], [[Mozambique]] and north-eastern [[Zimbabwe]]
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*''C. f. dexter'': Plateau of [[Zimbabwe]] to Transvaal and extreme eastern [[Botswana]]
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*''C. f. lebombo'': [[Mozambique]] to Transvaal, northern [[Zululand]], [[Swaziland]] and western [[Natal]]
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*''C. f. ruficapilla'': Highlands of Transvaal to western Orange Free State and north-eastern Cape Province
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*''C. f. fulvicapilla'': Interior eastern Cape Provincial to Drakensberg escarpment and western [[Lesotho]]
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*''C. f. dumicola'': Western Zululand to Natal, coastal Transkei and eastern Cape Province
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*''C. f. silberbaueri'': [[South Africa]] (winter rainfall area of south-western Cape Province)
 
==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
Open woodland, including savanna.
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Mixed woodland and shrubby grassland, scrub and brushwood.
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
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====Breeding====
 
Nest is ball shaped with a side entrance, made from grass and cobwebs.  Breeding is September to March.
 
Nest is ball shaped with a side entrance, made from grass and cobwebs.  Breeding is September to March.
 
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====Diet====
 
Diet includes small insects.
 
Diet includes small insects.
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==References==
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#{{Ref-Clements6thDec09}}#Avibase
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Wikipedia
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{{ref}}
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
{{GSearch|Cisticola+fulvicapilla}}  
 
{{GSearch|Cisticola+fulvicapilla}}  
 
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Cisticola]]
 
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Cisticola]]

Latest revision as of 17:59, 1 June 2019

Alternative name: Neddicky

Photo © by louisdup
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, June 2005
Cisticola fulvicapilla

Identification

Length 11 cm
Red cap and plain greyish back. Underparts are buff (northern South Africa and northwards) or grey (southern South Africa). Short brown bill, feet and legs pinkish-brown. Light brown eye.
The sexes are similar, but juvenile birds are yellower.

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Africa: Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho and Swaziland

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Cisticola fulvicapilla has nine subspecies[1]:

  • C. f. dispar: Western Zaire to south-eastern Gabon, central plateau of Angola and north-western Zambia
  • C. f. hallae: Southern Angola to south-western Zambia, north-western Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, northern Namibia
  • C. f. muelleri: North-western Zambia to eastern Tanzania, Mozambique and north-eastern Zimbabwe
  • C. f. dexter: Plateau of Zimbabwe to Transvaal and extreme eastern Botswana
  • C. f. lebombo: Mozambique to Transvaal, northern Zululand, Swaziland and western Natal
  • C. f. ruficapilla: Highlands of Transvaal to western Orange Free State and north-eastern Cape Province
  • C. f. fulvicapilla: Interior eastern Cape Provincial to Drakensberg escarpment and western Lesotho
  • C. f. dumicola: Western Zululand to Natal, coastal Transkei and eastern Cape Province
  • C. f. silberbaueri: South Africa (winter rainfall area of south-western Cape Province)

Habitat

Mixed woodland and shrubby grassland, scrub and brushwood.

Behaviour

Breeding

Nest is ball shaped with a side entrance, made from grass and cobwebs. Breeding is September to March.

Diet

Diet includes small insects.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase

Wikipedia

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