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chat flycatcher

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Greater numbers of chat flycatchers (Bradornis infuscatus) are found in arid Acacia savannah and Nama Karoo than elsewhere in Namibia. They also favour arid, open country with low bushes, with a just a few trees.

Distribution: Widespread throughout Namibia less for the Namib Desert and much of the north-east of the country.

Diet: Perching and pouncing is a favoured foraging technique. Eats grasshoppers and small reptiles such as the blind snake.

Description: There are 3 of the 5 subspecies of chat flycatcher found in Namibia. Their geographical variations affect slight differences in plumage colouration, bill shape and overall size.

Breeding: A large, roughly made nest of plant stems, grass and twigs is placed in a low bush where it can be concealed by foliage. From 2 to 4 eggs are laid almost year-round and incubated for 14 to 15 days.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 35g.

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