French: Rougequeue de Moussier German: Diademrotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo diademado
Oran Province, Algeria.
12 cm; 14–15 g. Male has long white band from forehead along supercilium and around rear ear-coverts, blackish from head below eye to back and wings, white wing... read more
Song a series of phrases, each a short scratchy warble consisting of thin reedy buzzing notes... read more
Open rugged hilly country and stony plateaux with xerophytic steppe scrub, scree, dry areas with... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly ants (one seen feeding for long period on them, and a stomach held only small ants), beetles, grasshoppers and larvae; also... read more
Mid-Mar in SW Morocco, Apr–Jul in rest of country, but mid-May to Jun and perhaps Aug at elevations above 2000 m; early Apr to mid-... read more
Sedentary to some degree, but clear altitudinal movement and dispersive behaviour, and also a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. Considered a scarce breeder in Tunisia; fairly widespread, although it avoids coastal plains.
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