Thursday, July 5, 2012

Golden rule for Zittings


Several recent Orient Station road outings finally found a Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) clear of usual long grass ...


... and close enough for plenty of detail.


Here's a Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) for comparison. Easy to see differences? Perhaps, in such pictures. No, most of time in field. Forget white eyebrows and tail tips and streaked heads and 'clicks' versus 'pliks'. The golden rule? If it sounds like a bird, it's not a Zitting. 
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