French: Cisticole cannelle German: Zimtbrustsänger Spanish: Camaróptera canela
Other common names:
Kamiesberg, Namaqualand, South Africa
Semi-arid rocky areas of S Namibia and W South Africa.
14 cm; 10–13 g. A dark brown warbler with relatively long, only slightly graduated tail. Has forecrown and rump chestnut; remainder of upperparts warm brown; face grey-... read more
Song, from elevated perch usually on large boulder, occasionally from shrub or aloe, a plaintive,... read more
Confined to Namib-Karoo biome; occurs on rocky hill slopes, boulders and outcrops with scattered... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects and other invertebrates, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), termites (Isoptera), ants (Hymenoptera), weevils (Coleoptera... read more
Breeds Jul–Dec, mainly Aug–Oct. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. Nest a thick-walled oval with side entrance at top... read more
Mainly resident; some local dispersal results in occupation of novel habitats (e.g. quarries) along... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common, but patchily distributed; absent from much seemingly suitable habitat. Frequent playback of song at a popular birding site has... read more
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