The Rattling Cisticola (Cisticola chiniana) is a small, 5.5" (14cm) bird, which is commonly found in Kenya in dry, bushed and wooded grasslands below 2000m. Certainly, the most common of all Cisticolas.
Rattling Cisticolas are either solitary, or found in small family groups. They feed close to the ground and the males, larger than the females, sing from bush tops.
This little Warbler, named after its song, has a relatively thick bill and large, rudder-like tail, edged with white spots that are evident in flight. Its song is noisy, with many harsh, rasping notes, followed by the rapid 'rattle' "chr-chr-chr-chr".

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:bird, cisticola, kenya, rattling cisticola, wildlife

Rattling Cisticola ~ Windswept

Rattling Cisticola ~ Windswept