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. bottae frenata, but smaller, with narrower white supercilium, and buffier breast (dull fulvous) indistinctly demarcated... 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
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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