French: Traquet de Heuglin German: Heuglinsteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba de Heuglin
“Gondar”; error = Sudan
S Mauritania, Mali and NE Guinea E to S Sudan, South Sudan, W Ethiopia (Gambela National Park), NE Uganda and NW Kenya. Recently recorded breeding in SE Senegal (Dande, in Kédougou Region#R).
13–14 cm; 17–23 g. Resembles O. frenata, but smaller, with narrower white supercilium, and buffier breast (dull fulvous) indistinctly demarcated from... read more
Song, sometimes on moonlit nights, a series of extended variable phrases, each 30–60 seconds... read more
Dry, bare or short-grass areas in flat stony ground or on boulder-strewn hillsides, degraded... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Occurs in small groups outside breeding season. Rather shy.
Dec–Apr (late dry season) in Nigeria and Cameroon and Mar in Sudan; sometimes two broods. Nest a cup of coarse dry grass lined with... read more
Apparently sedentary in Ethiopia, but at least partial migrant elsewhere. At start of rains in Apr/... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon in W Eritrea and W highlands of Ethiopia; generally frequent to common across broad sub-Saharan range, although abundance... read more
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