Definition of cisticola in English:
A small Old World warbler with brownish streaked plumage, found mainly in Africa.
- In ornithological circles, he perhaps is best known for unraveling the systematics of the cisticolas, a notoriously difficult group of Old World warblers.
- For his own contributions, he chose the difficult bulbuls in volume 4 and the cisticolas in volume 5.
- The zitting cisticola takes insects and insect larvae on the ground.