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Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

Description:

Medium-sized bird, with the male being mainly glossy black except for a bright rufous rump and belly and a white wrist patch, and the female a slaty black where the male is glossy and a deep chestnut where the male is rufous and no white on the wing.

Habitat:

Well-wooded rocky gorges, dongas, cliffs, and boulder-strewn hillsides.

Notes:

Were found as a pair with a nest in a nook between a thatch roof and the rafters. The pair were relatively tame, as is usual with the species when around human settlements.

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Musina Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Lat: -22.34, Long: 30.04

Spotted on May 10, 2014
Submitted on May 10, 2014

Spotted for mission

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