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;[[:Category:Cisticola|Cisticola]] fulvicapilla
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[[Image:Piping_Cisticola.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by louisdup <br/> Location:  Port Elizabeth South Africa]]
 
[[Image:Piping_Cisticola.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by louisdup <br/> Location:  Port Elizabeth South Africa]]
 
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AKA '''Neddicky'''
 
==Identification==
 
==Identification==
AKA Neddicky
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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.
11 cm. Red cap and plain 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.
 
 
 
 
==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
[[Africa]]  
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Sub-Saharan [[Africa]]  
 
 
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==
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''Cisticola fulvicapilla'' has nine subspecies.
 
==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
Open woodland, including savanna  
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Open woodland, including savanna.
 
 
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
 
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.
  
 
Diet includes small insects.
 
Diet includes small insects.
 
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
{{GSearch|Cisticola+fulvicapilla}}  
 
{{GSearch|Cisticola+fulvicapilla}}  
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[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Cisticola]]

Revision as of 05:58, 7 April 2008

Cisticola fulvicapilla
Photo by louisdup
Location: Port Elizabeth South Africa

AKA Neddicky

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.

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa

Taxonomy

Cisticola fulvicapilla has nine subspecies.

Habitat

Open woodland, including savanna.

Behaviour

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

Diet includes small insects.

External Links

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