French: Camaroptère barrée German: Damarabindensänger Spanish: Camaróptera barrada
Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. pallidior
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1907) – SW & S Angola (coastal Benguela and Cunene region).
C. f. fasciolatus
(A. Smith, 1847) – NC Namibia, Botswana, W Zimbabwe and N South Africa (NE Northern Cape).
C. f. europhilus
(Clancey, 1970) – SE Botswana, S Zimbabwe and NE South Africa (W Limpopo S to NW Free State).
14 cm; 11–14 g. A fairly large, dark-coloured warbler, with longish tail often held cocked. Male nominate race in breeding plumage has cinnamon-brown crown and... read more
Male song, frequently from exposed perch on top of small tree, a high-pitched, frog-like, slightly... read more
Confined to Kalahari-Highveld biome; occurs in semi-arid savanna and woodland, mainly in acacia (... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera). Usually in pairs or small groups; occasionally joins mixed-species parties.... read more
Breeds Nov–Mar. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Male displays by flying straight up, then swooping down with purring... read more
Mostly resident. Reportedly moves from miombo (Brachystegia) into mixed woodland in winter... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common throughout much of range. Average density of 0·25 pairs/ha in acacia woodland in NE South Africa. Tolerates quite heavy... read more
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