French: Mégalure de Knysna German: Kapbuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero del Knysna
Knysna, south-east Western Cape, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
B. s. sylvaticus
Sundevall, 1860 – coastal S South Africa (Cape Peninsula E to Port Elizabeth).
B. s. pondoensis
Haagner, 1909 – #Rcoastal SE South Africa (E Eastern Cape).
14 cm; 16·5 g. A smallish dark brown Bradypterus with fine bill, and fan-shaped tail of twelve broad feathers. Nominate race has top and side of head dark olive-... read more
Song an accelerating sequence of sharp high-pitched notes leading into lower-pitched hard trill, “... read more
Dense low vegetation, usually along watercourses, or over drainage lines in fynbos forest patches;... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), insect larvae, spiders (Araneae), slugs and worms; nestlings in SW Cape fed mainly with... read more
Egg-laying Sept–Oct. Monogamous; solitary, territorial. Nest built by female, loose and bulky, composed of leaves, pine needles and... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in South African Forests EBA. Rare and local; total population in thousands only. Has small, fragmented and declining range.... read more
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