Cisticola juncidis (Rafinesque, 1810)
Family: Passeriformes > Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola is a small, brown warbler, and a very rare visitor to Britain & Ireland from southern European wetlands, where it breeds.
Largely resident in habits, it is thought that European birds may be partial migrants. Zitting Cisticola was recorded breeding on the Channel Islands in 2009.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
The first confirmed breeding by Zitting Cisticolas in the region covered by the Britain & Ireland bird atlases was recorded at Port Soif on Guernsey in 2009. This followed a singing male on Alderney in 2008 and previous unconfirmed breeding reports there.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in breeding season||2|
|% occupied in breeding season||0.07|
|No. occupied in winter||1|
|% occupied in winter||0.03|
European Distribution Map
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Zitting Cisticola, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||2-letter: FZ | 5-letter code: FATWA | Euring: 12260|
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