Definition of fan-tailed warbler in English:

fan-tailed warbler

(also fantail warbler)

noun

  • A small Old World warbler with streaked plumage and a stubby boldly marked tail.

    Genus Cisticola, family Sylviidae: several species, in particular C. juncidis, found from western Europe to Australia. See also cisticola

    • ‘Fan-tailed Warblers were constantly vocal in the scrub behind the beach and Serins and Sardinian Warblers were common throughout the resort.’
    • ‘In the farmland, you should also get Fan-tailed Warblers also known - much more memorably - as the Zitting Cisticola. Listen out for its ‘zit.’’