French: Traquet de Somalie German: Somalisteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba somalí
mountains near Berbera, Somalia
N & C Somalia (S to c. 4° N) and SE Ethiopia (Somali Region).
14 cm. Male is bluish-grey from crown to back and scapulars, with narrow white line from above bill to behind ear-coverts, white line between scapulars and black wings, black... read more
Song unknown. Calls include sharp metallic click, repeated low long whistle, and double buzz... read more
Open stony ground, semi-desert, light bush, grassland and burnt-grass areas; mainly at 600–... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including grasshoppers, beetles, ants, mantises and larvae. Forages by scanning from perch and flying down to terrestrial prey.
Apr–Jun. Nest made of grass and hair, placed on ground under bush, rock or fallen branch. Eggs 3–4, turquoise-blue with reddish... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common.
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