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  Marico Flycatcher

 

Bradornis mariquensis

(695) 18 cm; 24 g

SEXES  Alike. Strong contrast between brown upperparts and almost white underparts easily separates it from Pale and Chat flycatchers.

JUV  Upperparts buff-spotted; off-white underparts streaked brown especially on chin, throat and breast.

STATUS  Common near­ endemic, mostly resident with some easterly movements during winter. Usually in pairs or small family parties.

HABITAT  Most common in Acacia savanna but also in mixed woodland and Mopane.

FOOD  Insects, especially termites, caterpillars and grasshoppers.

CALL  Series of monotonous harsh unmusical chirps, somewhat sparrow-like.

BR  Monogamous. Br peak later in Namibia. Builds small flimsy cup nest; incubation by F only. Occasional host of Diderick Cuckoo.

 

 

Fcm001

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

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

 

 

Fcm002

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fcm003

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fcm004

Nhabe River

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

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

 

 

Fcm005

Etosha

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fcm006

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Fcm007

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fcm008

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fcm009

Nhabe River, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fcm010

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fcm011

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fcm012

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Fcm013

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

 

Fcm014

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fcm015

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fcm016

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fcm017

Leopard Pan CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fcm018

Nossob

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

   

 

 

 

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