GoldenHeadedCisticola

April 29, 2017 – Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)

These cisticolas are found in parts of southern China, South and Southeast Asia, and northern and eastern Australia. They eat small invertebrates, including grasshoppers, moths, and ants, as well as grass seeds, foraging mostly on the ground among grasses. During the breeding season males have shorter tails and golden-orange head feathers. Pairs build rounded nests from grasses, plant down, and spiderwebs, stitching leaves around the outside. Females incubate the eggs on their own.

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