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  Kalahari Scrub-Robin

      (Kalahari Robin)

 

 

Cercotrichas paean

(615) 16 cm; 20 g

SEXES  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.

JUV  Tail similar to ad but darkly scaled appearance above and below.

STATUS  Common resident and near-endemic.

HABITAT  Shrublands and savanna, particularly Kalahari arid savanna; frequents cattle yards and homestead gardens.

FOOD  Insects, especially termites; occasionally seeds and berries.

CALL  Series of melodious whistles; mimicry recorded.

BR  Monogamous. Cup nest usually concealed low in thorny shrub. Occasional host of Diderick Cuckoo.

ALT NAME  Kalahari Robin.

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Nossob

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Nossob

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Nossob

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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