Binomial name: Cisticola exilis, Nicholas Aylward Vigors & Thomas Horsfield, 1827
The golden-headed cisticola (Cisticola exilis) also known as the bright-headed cisticola, is a species of warbler found from India to Australia.
It is very similar in appearance to the zitting cisticola — however, in the breeding season males acquire a breeding plumage in which their head, throat and breast are a bright golden-orange colour, and their tails become shorter than in winter-plumage.
The species is found in rank vegetation in and around wetlands.
It is known as the finest tailor of the birds, often using stolen spiders' threads to stitch together its nest.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Cisticolidae Genus Cisticola Species Cisticola exilis
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Ban Chang District, Rayong Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bangkok Province Borabue District, Maha Sarakham Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chae Hom District, Lampang Chatturat District, Chaiyaphum Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Chum Ta Bong District, Nakhon Sawan Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Hang Chat District, Lampang Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khemarat District, Ubon Ratchathani Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Mo District, Lampang Mae Ping National Park Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Pan District, Lampang Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Tak District, Tak Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pang Sida National Park Phan District, Chiang Rai Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Sai Noi District, Nonthaburi San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sattahip District, Chonburi Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Wang Noi District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Wat Tham Erawan Non-Hunting Area Range map of Cisticola exilis in Thailand
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