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  White-browed Scrub-Robin

      (Whitebrowed Robin)

 

 

Cercotrichas leucophrys

(613) 15 cm; 20 g

SEXES  Alike. Streaked breast, white eyebrow and wingbars, and rufous rump diagnostic. North-western race ovamboensis largely unstreaked.

JUV  Mottled above eye-stripe, wingbars buffy, and chest mottled not streaked.

STATUS  Very common resident, usually in pairs; territor­ies defended all year.

HABITAT  Woodland, especially Acacia.

FOOD  Mainly insects, especially termites and ants.

CALL  Series of loud melodious whistled phrases.

BR  Monogamous. 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 Red-chested cuckoos.

ALT NAME  White­-browed Robin.

 

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Nxai Pan

So tame

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Almost too close to focus on

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

 

 

 

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