David Element

 

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_________________________________________________________________ Birds 141 Zitting Cisticolas or Fan-tailed Warblers

 

 

 

 

ZITTING CISTICOLA OR FAN-TAILED WARBLER Cisticola juncidis

 

         This Zitting Cisticola or Fan-tailed Warbler Cisticola juncidis was photographed through a heat-haze on a very hot day in Portugal hence the fact that it was gaping in an attempt to stay cool. This was the first time that the photographer had ever seen one perched and actually had a chance to photograph this species as all previous sightings had been of these birds airborne and backlit! With thanks to Bernardo Barreto: http://visitportugalbirdwatching.com/?tour-guide-bernardo-barreto,90 for making the arrangements that made this photograph possible during a birdwatching visit to the Tagus Estuary.

 

 

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