Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Zitting Cisticola Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cisticola juncidis
Family : Cisticolidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Zitting Cisticola are tiny birds with really small tails. They are greyish brown with dark brown streaked feathers. Their beak is small and bi-colored, upper one being brown and lower one being really light brown colored. Zitting cisticolas are small insectivorous birds that are often seen in small groups. They breed during the rainy season and typically have two broods per year in many regions. While males are usually polygynous, some are monogamous. The male constructs the initial nest structure deep within the grass and attracts females through a special display. Once a female accepts the male, she completes the nest. The nest is built by binding living leaves with soft materials like plant-down, cobwebs, and grass. It takes the shape of a cup with a canopy of intertwined leaves or grass for camouflage. The female incubates the 3-6 eggs, which hatch after about 10 days. It is possible for multiple broods to be raised. Females frequently change mates and tend to move to new territories, while males maintain non-overlapping song territories that shift daily. Some females may even breed in their first year.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jordi Calvet(www.xeno-canto.org/Jordi Calvet), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.