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Cercomela familiaris


Striking rufous or orange rump and tail panels. Edges of wing-feathers buffy.(Newman's bird of southern africa).


Rocky ground, stone walls and outbuildings on farms.


Had a lot of trouble recognising it... Thanks to JohanHeyns!

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Familiar chat (female)
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MarioZaniniAstaldi 10 years ago

it's incredibly hard for me to recognize S.A's small birds

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 10 years ago

The third photo is the one that put me on to it.

MarioZaniniAstaldi 10 years ago

thank you johan! I would never have found it :)

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality, Free State, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 15, 2012

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