The Golden-headed Cisticola is a small warbler. It is brown above with darker streaks and paler buff brown on under parts. The male has orange brown head during the breeding season with short crest. There is a pale neck collar. The underside of the tail is grey with pale tips in breeding adults. It is similar to the Zitting Cisticola which is paler below and does not have orange head in breeding season.
found in low dense vegetation on wetlands, swamps, wet grasslands, river edges, farmland.
The nest is round with a side entrance near the top, and made from grass and leaves bound with spider web and lined with plant down. The female lays three or four eggs
northern parts of Western Australia, northern parts of Northern Territory, north and east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, victoria and south east South Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Golden-headed Cisticola|
Relatives in same Genus
Zitting Cisticola (C. juncidis)