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  Brubru

 

Nilaus afer

(741) 14 cm; 24 g

SEXES   Similar, F with sooty brown (not black) upperparts and paler rufous flanks. Typical shrike appearance with broad white eyebrow and conspicuous rufous flank stripe. Dark eye separates it from smaller but similar batises.

JUV  Upperparts mottled brown and buff, wing stripes buff, underparts cream, barred brown.

STATUS  Fairly common resident; sedentary.

HABITAT  Favours fairly dry tall woodland.

FOOD  Insectivorous.

CALL  M gives repetitive trilling tippy-tip-prrrrreeeeeee and variations thereof.

BR  Monogamous. Cup nest placed in fork of tree and extremely well camouflaged with lichen.

 

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Bru001

Nhabe River

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

Bru002

Nhabe River

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

Bru003

Tree Lodge, Maun

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L 

 

Bru004

Tree Lodge, Maun

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bru005

Tree Lodge, Maun

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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