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A small Old World warbler with brownish streaked plumage, found mainly in Africa.See also fan-tailed warbler
- ‘For his own contributions, he chose the difficult bulbuls in volume 4 and the cisticolas in volume 5.’
- ‘The zitting cisticola takes insects and insect larvae on the ground.’
- ‘Weavers and cisticolas continued to test our knowledge of these challenging families.’
- ‘In ornithological circles, he perhaps is best known for unraveling the systematics of the cisticolas, a notoriously difficult group of Old World warblers.’
- ‘Calls are probably the best way to identify cisticolas, as each species has its own unique song.’
Modern Latin, from Greek kistos ‘flowering shrub’ + Latin -col- ‘dwelling in’ (from the verb colere).
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