Rattling Cisticola

Rattling Cisticola, © Michael Plagens

Plain brown-gray back and breast - no streaking or rufous. Crown plain ith slight tawny color. Common in variety of open and disturbed habitats.

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Winding Cisticola

Winding Cisticola, © Michael Plagens

Back is mostly black with lighter colored feather edges. There is a rufous (reddish-brown) in the mostly dark wings and top side of tail. Rufous on crown and nape.

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Stout Cisticola

Stout Cisticola, © Michael Plagens

Tawny-beige with black streaks on wings and back. Rufous on head and nape. Thin beak for insectivore.

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Red-faced Cisticola

Red-faced Cisticola, © Michael Plagens

Plain back and breast - no streaking. Rufous patch just behind and below eye. Long tail. Inhabits dense vegetation as in swamps.

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Short-winged Cisticola

Short-winged Cisticola, © Michael Plagens

Small and very non-descript. Streaking on the back may be faint. Found near savanna woodland and edge of cultivation.

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Gray-backed Camaroptera

Grey-backed Camaroptera, Camaroptera brevicaudata, © Michael Plagens

Common bird of dense undergrowth with olive wings. Broad, flat bill tapers to slender tip. Back and head gray.

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Tawny-flanked Prinia

Tawny-flanked Prinia © Michael Plagens

Small, high energy bird with long tail calls frequently as it forages through dense vegetation.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 27 February 2015,
updated 8 June 2016.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am so new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn them I am teaching myself, sharing with others. If you find an error or appreciate my efforts please send me a message.