Birds of Morni: Cetti’s Warbler

Cetti’s Warbler is a small (5-6 inches long) but stocky, nondescript bird that skulks around in dense vegetation with scrub, usually close to water. Typically, it builds its nest in a bush near water. It has a plain reddish-brown back, a pale stripe over the eye, whitish grey underparts, a broad rounded tail and short wings. It feeds on insects on or near the ground. It is named after the Italian zoologist Francesco ‘Cetti’ (pronounced chetty). It’s song is loud and distinctive.

Cetti's Warbler


Cetti's Warbler feeding on lantana berries