(613) 15 cm; 20 g
Streaked breast, white eyebrow and wingbars, and rufous rump
diagnostic. North-western race ovamboensis largely unstreaked.
above eye-stripe, wingbars buffy, and chest mottled not streaked.
common resident, usually in pairs; territories defended all year.
insects, especially termites and ants.
of loud melodious whistled phrases.
Deep cup nest often in grass tuft at base of tree, or up to 1.6 m
high in dead aloe leaves. Occasionally parasitised by Diderick and
ALT NAME White-browed
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