(615) 16 cm; 20 g
Alike, M > F. Sandy coloured with orange rump and white eyebrow.
Tail (often held erect) chestnut-orange with black subterminal bar,
fringed white. No white wingbar as in White-browed Scrub-Robin.
Tail similar to ad but darkly scaled appearance above and below.
Common resident and near-endemic.
Shrublands and savanna, particularly Kalahari arid savanna;
frequents cattle yards and homestead gardens.
Insects, especially termites; occasionally seeds and berries.
Series of melodious whistles; mimicry recorded.
Cup nest usually concealed low in thorny shrub. Occasional host of
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