French: Cryptille de Victorin German: Grauwangensänger Spanish: Zarzalero de Victorin
Other common names:
Knysna, south-east Western Cape, South Africa
S South Africa: Western Cape (S from N Cedarberg Mts) E along coast (ranging to c. 75 km inland) to S Eastern Cape (Uitenhage).
15–17 cm; 10 g. A short-winged warbler with long wedge-shaped tail of ten narrow feathers, pale eyes, rather small and fine bill. Adult has top and side of head greyish... read more
Distinctive high-pitched song, from top of bush or rock or from forest middle stratum (not from... read more
Thickets and rank vegetation; sedges and tall rushes along streams and boggy watercourses, wet... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages on ground, usually alone, by walking or hopping among grass and shrubs. Less skulking than other members of genus; often... read more
Egg-laying in Sept–Nov. Monogamous; solitary, territorial. Nest built by both sexes, with material collected nearby, a deep bulky cup... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cape Fynbos EBA. Patchily distributed within limited range on slopes of Cape fold mountains. Locally common, but... read more
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