The Aberdare cisticola (Cisticola aberdare ) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is endemic to Kenya.Show More
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.It is threatened by habitat loss.Show Less
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
A territory is a sociographical area that which an animal consistently defends against the conspecific competition (or, occasionally, against anima...
Monogamy is a form of relationship in which both the male and the female has only one partner. This pair may cohabitate in an area or territory for...
NoNot a migrant
Animals that do not make seasonal movements and stay in their native home ranges all year round are called not migrants or residents.
The Aberdare cisticola is 12-15 centimeters (5-6 inches) in length, and weighs 18-24 grams (0.6-0.8 ounces). It is a large and stocky cisticola with a heavy bill, plain face, boldly striped underparts, and a medium-long graduated tail. Its voice is a mixture of peeuu tew tew and other short trills.
The Aberdene cisticola is believed to be monogamous, solitary, and territorial. It breeds from January through May and August through November, building a nest out of a flimsy ball of branches and leaves.
It feeds on beetles and flies, foraging for them by searching through vegetation and on the ground.