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Hartlaub's warbler

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Hartlaub's babbler (Turdoides hartlaubii) were first recorded by the German ornithologist Karl Hartlaub (1814-1900). Typical habitats would include thickets in certain types of woodland and tall, dense woodland along rivers and streams as well as papyrus swamps and reedbeds.

Distribution: Locally common around the Kunene River and from Rundu to and along, most of the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: As this species forages mainly in dense vegetation, their diet is unknown.

Description: Dark brown crown, cheeks and neck, whitish lower rump, dark brown wings. Upper and lower breast dark brown. Emits a variety of noisy, shrill calls.

Breeding: A mainly grass and dry leaf nest is placed about 3m above ground or water. Females 2 to 4 eggs in either August, October, December or April.

Size: 25cm. Weight: 85g.

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