French: Cratérope de Hinde German: Hindeschwatzhäherling Spanish: Turdoide de Hinde
Other common names: Hinde's Pied Babbler
Athi River, Kenya.
20–23 cm; 58–77 g. Smallish piebald Turdoides babbler, dark brown with extensive white scaling, buff flanks and white belly; no two individuals quite... read more
Chorus song a noisy chattering “rukakakakakaka…”, like that of T. hypoleuca but faster,... read more
Thickets and secondary growth with some remaining trees in river valleys, particularly in fallow... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; presumably mainly invertebrates, berries and seeds. Nestlings observed fed on “dark glutinous mass” brought from... read more
Feb, Apr and Aug–Oct. Solitary, co-operative breeder; mean group-territory size 3·75 ha. Nest an open cup made of coarse grass, lined... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Kenyan Mountains EBA. Scarce and very local. Substantial contraction of range in response to agricultural expansion, reported... read more
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