Description: Its back side is rusty rufous, with the white head and neck; the forehead and broad stripes, running from the bill across the eye to the ear, are black. The humeral feathers and rump are ocher. The quills and rudders are dark red-brown with whitish edges. The throat and crop are dingy white, the belly side is ocher with rusty streaks on the breast and flanks, and the bill is straight, thin and very pointy.

Habitat: These tits nest in shore thickets by rivers, lakes, ponds and other water-bodies; in flood plain and bottom land forests; in bulrush and reed-beds in swamps.

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