French: Traquet sombre German: Dunkelsteinschmätzer Spanish: Colinegro sombrío
Other common names: Sombre Chat
Blundell and Lovat, 1899,
Upper Awash Valley E to NE Ethiopia; one old record from NW Somalia#R.
14–15 cm. Large-eyed chat very like O. melanura of darkest race ultima, but tail dark brown, vent greyish-white or brownish-white or brownish-black;... read more
Song, delivered from prominent perch, a short rising and falling series of dry staccato "chip... read more
Areas of rock and scrub apparently favoured at 740–1800 m. In Ethiopia, observed on rocky... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information. Nest-building observed on 11 May, and pair with juvenile seen on 16 Nov.
Type specimen collected from a group of 12–15 individuals which were making short flights in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Little known, and apparently rare; but equally perhaps locally frequent, and possibly overlooked owing to great... read more
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