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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

List of South African Birds

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