French: Chétopse bridé German: Kapfelsenspringer Spanish: Saltarrocas de El Cabo
Riviersonderend Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa
Western Cape and SW Eastern Cape, in S South Africa.
23–25 cm; 54–60 g. Striking ground-dwelling passerine, streaked grey and black above, with chestnut rump and underparts, black throat with white moustache, long... read more
Song an often long series of penetrating piping notes, “psuwee-psuwee-psuwee-” and... read more
Rocky fynbos, from mountains down to sea-level, but particularly in windswept, high-rainfall areas... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, occasionally small lizards and amphibians. Prey brought to nests at one site included caterpillars (30%), beetles (... read more
Jul–Jan, mainly Sept–Oct. Breeds as monogamous pair in permanent all-year territory of 4–11 ha. Co-operative, with... read more
Resident; possibly some altitudinal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cape Fynbos EBA. Locally common. Occurs at densities of 0·56–... read more
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