French: Gobemouche héréro German: Hereroschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas herero
Other common names:
Meyer de Schauensee
Karibib, Damaraland, Namibia
Extreme SW Angola (Iona National Park, and near Ruacana, on R Cunene) S along escarpment and adjacent plains to C Namibia (S to Mt Tsaris, near Sesriem).
17 cm; 23–30·7 g. Has crown and upperparts dark brown, crown and mantle feathers with dark central stripes (giving indistinctly dark-streaked appearance); lores... read more
Generally quiet outside breeding season. Has diverse far-carrying, low, melodious song like that of... read more
Sparsely vegetated rocky hills, mountains, inselbergs and escarpment areas with acacia (Acacia... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mainly ants (Hymenoptera) and termites (Isoptera), the latter comprising 63% of diet in breeding season; also takes small grasshoppers... read more
Laying recorded in Feb–Apr, timing linked to rains; single-brooded, but double-brooded in good seasons, possibly triple-brooded when... read more
At Spitzkoppe, in Namibia, breeding adults appear to be sedentary. Elsewhere, possible partial... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Amber-listed in Namibia because of its restricted range and near-endemic status. Locally common. Although it has a very restricted range (estimated... read more
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