Alternative name: Neddicky
- Cisticola fulvicapilla
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.
Cisticola fulvicapilla has nine subspecies.
Open woodland, including savanna.
Nest is ball shaped with a side entrance, made from grass and cobwebs. Breeding is September to March.
Diet includes small insects.