Cisticola series

What a glorious little bird – the Golden-headed Cisticola.

This female, in breeding fettle, is one of a number of breeding pairs at Joyce’s Creek. The rank grasses and rushes that have established on the flats provide perfect breeding habitat for the species. There is obviously an ample supply of spiders to be found and ferried to nestlings at present.

Apparently only the female feeds nestlings – this one was bringing a spider every 5 minutes or so, with no sign of the male during my visit.

Golden-headed Cisticola (adult female breeding), Joyce’s Creek, 28th October 2020









2 responses to “Cisticola series

  1. Magnificent images Geoff.

  2. Wow. It does not pay to be a spider where there are G-H Cs.

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