White-browed Scrub-robin

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Common Name: White-browed Scrub Robin

Scientific Name: Cercotrichas leucophrys

Size: 6 inches (15cm)

Habitat: Africa; Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Southern Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Central Africa Republic, Southern Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Southern Somalia, Congo Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in the savannah and open areas.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: unknown. Not threatened and common within its range

Diet: Insects and spiders.

Breeding: Nests in bushes or on the ground

Cool facts: Tails are frequently cocked, waved or fanned. This robin forages on the ground and is usually solitary, inhabiting woodland and savanna with thickets.

This bird was formerly known as the Red-backed Scrub Robin (Erythropygia leucophrys). It was renamed and reclassified in the mid-1980’s.

Found in Songbird ReMix Africa

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