Cettia cetti is a small passerine bird, typically measuring around 12 cm in length. It has a brownish-grey upper body, a white throat and breast, and a yellowish-brown belly. Its distinguishing features include a short, rounded tail, a short, thin bill, and a white eye-ring. It is found in a variety of habitats, including wetland, grassland, and scrubland, and is typically found near water. Its lifespan is typically around 4 years, and its current population is estimated to be around 1.5 million individuals.
Name Origin: Cettia cetti is named after the Italian priest and ornithologist Giovan Battista Cetti (1726-1778). Cetti was a professor of philosophy and mathematics at the University of Genoa and was an avid birdwatcher. He wrote several books on birds and was the first to describe the species now known as Cettia cetti.
Related Species: Cettia diphone, Cettia ruficapilla, Cettia brunnifrons, Cettia acanthizoides