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  Brown-crowned Tchagara

     (Three-streaked Tchagara)

 

 

Tchagra australis

(743) 17.5 cm; 33 g

SEXES  Alike. Combination of brown crown and buff or grey-buff underparts separates it from other tchagras. Bold white eyebrow flanked on either side by conspicuous black stripes. Bill may be dark, horn brown or black.

JUV  Bill grey or horn coloured, tenninal tail spots buff and wings less rufous.

STATUS  Common resident.

HABITAT  Semi-arid woodland, broad-leaved wood­land, riverine thickets and suburban gardens.

FOOD  Mainly insects, also small vertebrates.

CALL  In descent from aerial display flight gives loud descending trill.

BR  Monogamous. Shallow cup nest placed in tree or shrub.

ALT NAME  Three-streaked Tchagra.

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Tcb001

Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Tcb002

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Tcb003

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Tcb004

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Tcb00

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

 

 

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