French: Cichladuse à queue rousse German: Graubruströtel Spanish: Zorzal palmero colirrufo
SW Central African Republic (Bangui), S Gabon and lower R Congo S to W Angola and extreme NW Namibia (along S bank of R Cunene); one record from coastal Cameroon#R.
18 cm; 28–30 g. Dull rufous cap, dusky-rufous back and wings, bright rufous rump and tail; pale grey face and sides; creamy-buff chin to centre of breast and upper... read more
Song is loud and clear, and similar to that of C. arquata, interspersed with churring and... read more
Thickets and savannas of ivory palm (Hyphaene ventricosa), groves of oil palm (Elaeis... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including spiders and (adult and larval) beetles, and small fruits and berries, including occasionally oil palm fruits.... read more
Sept–Oct, Dec–Jan and Mar–May in Angola, Oct–Apr in DRCongo and Mar in Namibia. Nest a thick-walled, truncated cone... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common; common throughout escarpment zone in Angola.
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