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Cisticola fulvicapilla
Photo by louisdup
Location: Port Elizabeth South Africa

AKA Neddicky


Length 11 cm. Red cap and plain greyish 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.


Sub-Saharan Africa


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.

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