French: Parophasme de Galinier German: Roststeiß-Grasmücke Spanish: Charlatán abisinio
Other common names: Juniper Babbler
Highlands of N (Simien), W & S Ethiopia.
17–19 cm. Dull grey babbler-like passerine with blackish lores, whitish forehead and rufous-chestnut vent. Lores are blackish, forehead to mid-crown greyish-white,... read more
Male song, given throughout day (especially in rain), a fine melodious warbling trill lasting 3... read more
Dense thickets and tangles of vegetation in juniper woodland, giant heather, St John’s-wort... read more
Food and feeding
Juniper berries and other small fruit. Found in pairs or in parties of up to eight individuals. Generally keeps within dense tangles of... read more
Jan–Jul. Nest a frail thin cup made of fine plant stems, loosely placed c. 5 m above ground on top of 2–3 small branches and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common resident. Present in Bale Mountains, Simien Mountains and Entoto Natural Parks, and in at least five other Important Bird... read more
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