French: Traquet de Rüppell German: Einfarbschmätzer Spanish: Zorzal hormiguero de Rüppell
Other common names: Rüppell's Black-chat
Alegua Mountain, Agame Province, Ethiopia.
S Eritrea and N & C Ethiopia.
20 cm. Plumage is entirely black, except for white bases of inner webs of primaries on both surfaces (prominent patch in flight); bill and legs black. Sexes similar. Juvenile... read more
Song a soft warbling or series of high chirping notes, given repeatedly. Call a short piercing... read more
Cliffs, ravines, gorges and wet rocks, above 1800 m; prefers upper areas near waterfalls but... read more
Food and feeding
Insect food seen brought to nestlings. No other information.
Nest-building Jun, reportedly also Dec, in Eritrea; building in May–Jun and newly fledged young Aug in N Ethiopia. Nest placed in... read more
Apparently sedentary, although some altitudinal movements possible.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Ethiopian Highlands EBA. Uncommon to locally frequent; no evidence of decline or threat. Habitat... read more
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