(737) 23 cm; 50 g
Alike. Separated from Swamp and Southern boubous by creamy white to
pinkish underparts and very distinctive call. Southern Boubou has
rufous flanks and belly, and Swamp Boubou pure white underparts.
Upperparts dull black, spotted tawny; bill greyish brown.
Common resident; sedentary and usually in pairs but may be in small
family groups after br season. HABITAT Dense vegetation,
from montane forest to lowland coastal shrub, favouring riverine
thickets; also in suburban gardens.
Mainly insects, but also small vertebrates such as chameleons,
skinks, frogs, rodents and snails; occasionally fruit.
Main song a synchronised duet, haw-wheee-haw or wah-heeya-wah...,
first and third notes usually by M, second by F.
Monogamous. Thin untidy cup nest well concealed in bush or among
climbers. Parasitised by Black Cuckoo.
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