Distribution

Pale-crowned Cisticola

Noticeably streaked and short in the tail, this warbler lives in damp areas of grassland, where it feeds on ants and other small insects. It is normally inconspicuous but, in the breeding season, males perform a div ing display flight, during which they also sing loudly.

• NliST An oval nest made of grass that is still growing, with a side entrance, bound with spidcrwcbs, and situated a short distance above the ground.

• DISTRIBUTION Scattered areas in Africa south of the Sahara.

Pluma8e Sexes alike-

Migration Non-migrant

Family SYLVIIDAE

Species Prinia gracilis

slight crest

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