Aberdare cisticola

Aberdare cisticola

Aberdare cisticola

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Cisticola aberdare

The Aberdare cisticola (Cisticola aberdare ) is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is endemic to Kenya.

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Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Appearance

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.

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Habits and Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

It feeds on beetles and flies, foraging for them by searching through vegetation and on the ground.

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References

1. Aberdare cisticola Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdare_cisticola
2. Aberdare cisticola on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22713436/129880372

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