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  Bare-cheeked Babbler

 

Turdoides gymnogenys

(564) 24 cm; 80 g

SEXES  Alike. Could be confused with Southern Pied Babbler from front, but rufous nape and brown back and tail distinctive. Yellow eyes with bare black skin below and behind eyes.

JUV  Lacks rufous patch on side of neck, darker on back and nape than juv Southern Pied Babbler.

STATUS  Generally uncommon resident; locally common in a few localities. Usually in parties of 4-6 birds.

HABITAT  Favours thickets along dry watercourses in arid Mopane- dominated woodland.

FOOD  Insectivorous.

CALL  Sustained loud chattering by all members of group, similar to Arrow-marked Babbler.

BR  Probably monogamous and br co-operatively. Nest, a bulky, loosely built but dense bowl, placed about 2 m up in multiple fork of tree. Parasitised by Levaillants Cuckoo.

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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