Cape grassbird
Appearance
The long, pointed, straggly tail, chestnut cap and black malar and moustachial stripes are diagnostic. The heavily streaked back and the pointed tail eliminate confusion with Moustached Grass-Warbler. It is much larger than any cisticola.
Juvenile has streaked cap and is duller than adult.
Habitat
Coastal and mountain fynbos; long, rank grass on mountain slopes and river valleys.
Call
A nasal 'pheeeoo' and a langled, musical song.

Names
(en) Cape grassbird
(sc) Sphenoeacus afer
(nl) Kaapse grasvogel
(af) Grasvoël