We are showcasing the food preferences of the Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis), a rather small warbler of grassy areas. Although once plentiful in Singapore, it is still a common resident. It prefers open grassy areas and generally not found in parks and gardens.
The image above (left) is by Calvin Chang a.k.a. deswitch showing the cisticola with a spider in its bill, photographed in May 2009.
The other image (above right) by Walad Jamaludin shows the cisticola with a grasshopper.
Thee Zitting Cisticola eats mainly insects and small invertebrates including spiders. Spiders are one of the main foods for chicks, the more common ones being grasshoppers and caterpillars.
This post is a cooperative effort between NaturePixels.org and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.