French: Monticole rocar German: Klippenrötel Spanish: Roquero de El Cabo
Table Mountain, near Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Occurrence in extreme SW Mozambique uncertain#R.
21–22 cm; 60–64 g. Male has head and throat grey-blue, clear-cut against dull orange-brown underparts, orange continuing on to rump and outer tail and as narrow... read more
Song, by both sexes, a short series of short phrases (2–5 seconds long, with intervals of 1... read more
Relatively mesic mountainous terrain, mainly rocky mountain slopes, screes, cliffs, gorges,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, molluscs, small frogs, fruits (including olives), seeds and nectar. Stomachs of six birds from... read more
Sept–Feb, earliest peak (Sept–Nov) in W, in South Africa; sometimes double-brooded. Nest bulky, made of coarse grass on... read more
Mainly sedentary; some local altitudinal movements from supalpine zone of Lesotho and Drakensberg... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common from Cape Town E to Swaziland and N Northern Province of South Africa. Uncommon E of 31º E and in Lesotho, where some habitat may have... read more
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