French: Monticole demi-roux German: Spiegelrötel Spanish: Roquero abisinio
Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
SC Eritrea and Ethiopia (except SE).
19–21 cm. Both sexes and all ages have white patch at base of primaries. Male is glossy black, with orange-russet abdomen; bill and legs black. Female is blackish... read more
Undocumented. Reported as having a fluty modulated song.
Requires mix of rocks and trees in landscape, thus on valley slopes bordering forest, scrubby... read more
Food and feeding
Little information available. Fledglings once seen fed with emerging winged termites.
Jun–Aug. Nest made of grass stems and moss, lined with feathers and hair, placed in rock crevice or hole in wall. Eggs 3, white or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally frequent to common in Ethiopia, but uncommon in Sidamo and Borana; uncommon in Eritrea. Present in Bale Mountains, Mago, Simien Mountains,... read more
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