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Cinnamon-breasted warbler

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Cinnamon-breasted warblers (Euryptila subcinnamomea) are peculiar to rocky hillsides in arid scrubland, in particular granite and gneiss (metamorphic granite) inselbergs.

Distribution: Naukluft Mountains, Fish River Canyon and some sections of the Orange River.

Diet: Gleans small invertebrates over rocks, in clefts and in shrubs and plants growing on rocks. Eats grasshoppers, ants, caterpillars, bugs and termites.

Description: A small warbler with a long tail. Subcinnamomea is a Greek (with the Latin prefix) meaning for 'cinnamon-coloured below'. The throat and breast are grey and the forecrown bright cinnamon to chestnut.

Breeding: An oval, grassed nest is lined with fine grass and sheep's wool. Females lay from 2 to 4 eggs between July and October.

Size: 14cm. Weight: 11g.

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