The genus Cettia contains one Indian species, which differs from its European ally in characters sufficiently marked to constitute it a distinct and easily recognizable species.
It is probably only a winter visitor to Sind, but the evidence on this point is imperfect. It is at the best a bird of very limited migration. It frequents reeds and swampy vegetation and is a very great skulker.
In this genus the bill is about half the Length of the head, slender and pointed; the frontal feathers are short and smooth, and there are no supplementary bristles or hairs in front of the rictus. The wing is short and rounded. The tail is very mode¬rately graduated.