French: Cossyphe à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlrötel Spanish: Cosifa gorjiblanca
banks of the Marico River, western Transvaal, South Africa
Zimbabwe and SE Botswana E to S Mozambique and NE South Africa.
17–18 cm; 19–29 g. Has white forehead and supercilium; crown and neck side to back and scapulars slate-grey, rufous-orange rump and tail, latter with black... read more
Song, by both sexes (only male Jun–Jul), usually from high songpost, but by male often... read more
Thickets in open and closed woodland, riparian and sand-forest edges, landward ecotones of coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and fruit. Of twelve stomachs and 26 faecal samples, 63% held beetles, 55% ants, 42% termites, 37% caterpillars and moths, 18... read more
Sept–Dec in Zimbabwe, Dec in Botswana, and Sept–Oct in Mozambique; in South Africa, Sept–Dec in N and Sept–Nov in E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. Has extended its range N in Zimbabwe, perhaps assisted by spread of alien Lantana thicket.
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