Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bird Images: Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis)

Also Called Zitting Cisticola



The zitting nomenclature comes from the sound this bird makes.

Somebody thinks its the same noise made by a pair if scissors, going snip, snip, snip.

Maybe, I should get my ears fixed and, maybe, I won't.

Sometimes, I think I've heard enough already.

Bird perched on tall grass

These little feathered rascals, don't sit still for photographers.

This morning, I started walking before 6AM, planning on finding some of them.

They like to flit around in the wetlands.

Kin Town has these taro imo (water potato) fields that are almost always flooded.

Fan-tailed Warbler, perched

The fan-tailed demons fly around, buzzing the rice paddies and potato fields.

They eat insects and seem to like tall grasses surrounding the farmlands.

After about three hours of walking, it was time to head back to town for some lunch.

Plenty of other bird photos had been taken but, none of this species.

This bird landed in front of me as I was leaving the area.

The light couldn't have been better, even if I was paying for it.

With the Pentax K3 and Sigma 50-500 at 500mm, I fired away.

Exposure:  f/7.1  1/1000   ISO200


A Guide to the Wild Birds of Okinawa P 262
ISBN 4-916224-11-6

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