The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

White-browed Scrub Robin

Afrikaans name: Gestreepte Wipstert

White-browed Scrub Robin in iMfolozi Game Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Cercotrichas leucophrys

The White-browed Scrub Robin is a fairly common bird that is found over much of sub-Saharan Africa.

Its preferred habitats are savanna, bushveld and woodland. Its presence is often given away by it doing its repetitive call from a bush. It can be quite elusive as it sits still on one of the inner branches while it calls away.

The White-browed Scrub Robin normally feeds on the ground. Its main food are insects of various types but it will also some fruit and nectar.

These robins are very territorial and pair for life. The female makes the nest and 2 to 4 eggs are laid.

References and further reading

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Published: 1993 - Page: 531

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 1993 - Page: 314

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 2011 - Page: 330

Southern African Bird Names Explained - Author: Charles Clinning - Published: 1989 - Page: 54

The Birds of South Africa - Author: Hazel Stokes - Published: 1979 - Page: 36

The Birds of South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Dr. Austin Roberts - Published: 1949 - Page: 245

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 4th Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1981 - Page: 414

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Published: 1985 - Page: 535

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 1984 - Page: 328

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1975 - Page: 403

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 7th Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 2000 - Page: 328

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1957 - Page: 313

More Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: P. Ginn & G. McIlleron - Published: 1981 - Page: 48

Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Published: 1991 - Page: 162

Ian Sinclairs Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair - Published: 1988 - Page: 234

Everyones Guide to South African Birds - Author: John Sinclair and John Mendelsohn - Published: 1987 - Page: 64

Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Published: 1999 - Page: 57

Birds of the Transvaal - Author: Tarboton, Kemp and Kemp - Published: 1987 - Page: 196

Bird Atlas of Natal - Author: Digby Cyrus and Nigel Robson - Published: 1980 - Page: 212

Birds of Southern Africa - Kruger National Park - Author: Kenneth Newman - Published: 1985 - Page: 170

Birds of the Transkei - Author: C.D. Quickelberge - Published: 1989 - Page: 94

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1975 - Page: 67

A First Guide to South African Birds - 6th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1959 - Page: 67

A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: O.P.M. Prozesky - Published: 1983 - Page: 233

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