French: Cossyphe des grottes German: Höhlenrötel Spanish: Cosifa angoleña
E. J. O. Hartert
Lubango, Huíla, Angola
Escarpment of W Angola and NW Namibia (Zebra Mts)#R.
18–19 cm; 30–39 g. Distinctive pied robin-chat, recalling Copsychus saularis. Plumage is black above, white below, but with long white supercilium, bold... read more
Song musical, “dülülü dülü dülülü”, has been... read more
Rocky hills of jointed sandstone or outcropping high cliffs, fringed or interspersed with trees and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Tenebrionidae, Staphylinidae), larvae, weevils (Blosyrus), ants. Secretive, crepuscular. Forages on or... read more
Sept–Nov; two broods, in rapid succession. Territory often rather linear, along cliff top or scarp, usually c. 200 m. Nest an open... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (LEAST CONCERN). Restricted-range species: present in Western Angola EBA. Extremely localized distribution, long thought to be confined to four areas... read more
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