(593) 22 cm; 48 g
Distinctive bright plumage unlikely to be confused with any other
species, especially with characteristic habit of tail lifting.
Dull grey-brown; distinctive rufous chest and belly.
common resident, sedentary with winter altitudinal movements.
and boulder-strewn river margins.
and fruit; also aloe nectar.
and beautiful liquid notes, sometimes in duet.
Nests in used swallow nest with tunnel removed, in cave or under
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