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Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Described by: Rafinesque (1810)
Alternate common name(s): Fan-tailed Cisticola, Fantail Warbler, Streak-headed Cisticola, Common Cisticola, Streaked Cisticola
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan - May 11, 2003 © William Hull  Inner Port, Zeebrugge, Belgium - Jul 27, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Inner Port, Zeebrugge, Belgium - Jul 27, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Poyang Lake, China - Dec 6, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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S. Palearctic, Africa, Oriental and Australasian regions;
Widely fragmented distribution;
(1) W. Europe (w. and s. France, Belgium and the Netherlands) to the n. Mediterranean region to e. Turkey and c. Egypt in the Nile Valley.
(2) Iberian Peninsula and nw. Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia).
(3) Syria, Jordan (Yarmuk River) to se. Iraq and sw. Iran.
(4) W. and nc. Africa (Senegambia e. through Mali, Ghana, Niger, n. Nigeria, Central African Republic and Sudan).
(5) E. Africa (s. Arabia, Ethiopia, Pemba Is. off Tanzania).
(6) S. South Africa.
(7) Pakistan (Indus Valley), India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
(8) Sw. India. Nicobar Is.
(9) Sri Lanka.
(10) Malaysia. Se. Asia (s. Vietnam).
(11) Japan. Ryukyu Is. Izu Is.
(12) E. China (Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong) and Philippines.
(13) Palawan.
(14) E. Java, Lesser Sunda e. to Tanimbar Is. and the Moluccas.
(15) Buton, Peleng Is. and Sulawesi.
(16) Cs. New Guinea and Australia (ne. Western Australia and n. Northern Territory along the Matilda Highway and at Knuckey's Lagoon in the Darwin area).
(17) Nw. Queensland (Karumba).
(18) Coastal e. Queensland from the Cape York Peninsula s. to Normanton area and Fitzroy River.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Frans van der Veen
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Avisoft
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Pintails Home (Kim Hyun-Tae)


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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