Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also fantail warbler)
Definition of fan-tailed warbler in English:
A small Old World warbler with streaked plumage and a stubby boldly marked tail.
- Genus Cisticola, family Sylviidae: several species, in particular C. juncidis, found from western Europe to Australia. See also cisticola
- Fan-tailed Warblers were constantly vocal in the scrub behind the beach and Serins and Sardinian Warblers were common throughout the resort.
- In the farmland, you should also get Fan-tailed Warblers also known - much more memorably - as the Zitting Cisticola. Listen out for its ‘zit.’
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