Bird ID

To: "'Lindsay Hansch'" <>, "'COG-L'" <>
Subject: Bird ID
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:09:15 +1100
I don't know anything about Zitting Cisticola other than what I see in a book. Pizzey / Knight show it as having a greyish face & "lacks golden tonings". What little shows on your photo is clear at being reddish above the eye, so nothing on which to suggest it is not a Golden-headed Cisticola
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From: Lindsay Hansch [
Sent: Saturday, 25 January 2014 9:57 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Bird ID

Could someone please confirm my ID of the photo below.  It was take in North Queensland in a swamp and I believe it is a Golden-headed Cisticola.  However, the area is also a habitat for Zitting Cisticola.  I was unable to get a good look at the bird to positively ID as one or the other (and not having previously seen a Zitting), so would appreciate another opinion.




Lindsay Hansch


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