Grey Hooded Warbler

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Zitting Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

The Zitting Cisticola or Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis), is widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa (outside the deserts and rainforest), and southern Asia down to northern Australia. A small bird found mainly in grasslands, it is best identified by its rufous rump, lacks any gold on the collar and the brownish tail is tipped with white. During the breeding season, males have a zigzagging flight display accompanied by regular “zitting” calls that has been likened to repeated snips of a scissor. They build their pouch nest suspended within a clump of grass.[wiki]

Grey-breasted Prinia

 Grey-breasted Prinia

The Grey-breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii) is a small warbler. This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia.
This skulking passerine bird is typically found in open woodland, scrub jungle, and other open areas with some grass. Grey-breasted Prinia builds its nest in tall grass and lays 3–4 eggs.
These 11-to-13-centimetre (4 to 5 in) long warblers have short rounded wings, a longish tail, strong legs and a short black bill. In breeding plumage, adults are grey-brown above, with no supercilium, a black eye stripe and orange eyering. They have a rufous wing panel. Grey-breasted Prinia’s underparts are white with a grey breast band. The sexes are identical.[wiki]

Booted warbler

Booted warbler

A relatively small bird compared to most other species of warbler, the booted warbler is rather dull in appearance. Both sexes are olive brown in colour with a whitish throat and abdomen, and a distinctive white line that runs along the head from the beak to just above the eye .The beak itself is short and pointed, making it ideal for gleaning insects.During the breeding season the booted warbler utters a sweet-sounding song,made up of a fast mix of chirrups and babbles.[arkive.org]