French: Lanielle à queue blanche German: Erdschnäpper Spanish: Laniotordo
Other common names:
Bull’s Mouth Pass, Naukluft Mountains, Damaraland, Namibia
SW Angola and NW & C Namibia.
14–15 cm; 23·5–45 g. A small, large-headed and short-tailed bush-shrike with long legs, somewhat crested appearance. Forehead is white, lores and crown to... read more
Male song a mix of two notes, a penetrating high-pitched, querulous crescendo whistle, "eeee... read more
Climax and degraded brachystegia (Brachystegia) woodland, Terminalia sericea and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), moths, butterflies and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), mantids (Mantidae) and grasshoppers (Orthoptera... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Nov–Dec and eggs in Feb in Angola; Sept–Apr (mainly Feb–Mar) in Namibia. Male advertises... read more
Mainly resident. In Namibia, some move into dry riverbeds and greener suburbs in winter; in Angola... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Angola from NE Benguela S along coastal plain and escarpment to Namibe town, thence E to N Huíla and S to Cunene; sight record from NW of... read more
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