Zitting Cisticola’s dance

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An adult male Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis malaya) who was doing his territorial, aerial ‘dance’ (nesting). I just happened to be at the right spot when he came down.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, … Continued

Nest of the Zitting Cisticola

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“I have long searched for the nest of the Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis malaya). On Saturday [29th May 2010], by chance, found one less than 600 meters from my home. This is a large field of Imperata cylindrical grass (awaiting … Continued

A family of Zitting Cisticola

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“I am in debt to Jing-Yi Tou who alerted me that this large field (about 5-6 football field size) had recently been cut and then parts of it had been burnt or caught fire. This open ‘grassland’ field is in … Continued

Nest of the Zitting Cisticola

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Tan Gim Cheong came across an active nest of the Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) on 3rd May 2009 that ended in the fledging of three chicks on the 17th. The nest was built within a clump of sedges (Fimbristylis schoenoides), … Continued