Definition of fan-tailed warbler in English:

fan-tailed warbler

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(also fantail warbler)


  • 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
    More example sentences
    • 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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