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Layards tit-babbler

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Layard's tit-babbler (Parisoma layardi) was first officially recorded by the author, naturalist and English civil servant Edgar Leopold Layard (1824-1900). Mountain shrubland and similar vegetation on rocky hillsides and outcrops are the main Namibian habitats.

Distribution: Western regions only from Sesfontein, continuing south on the central plateau through Windhoek as far as the Fish River Canyon and the eastern reaches of the Orange River.

Diet: Forages in low bushes and shrubs for grasshoppers, beetles, ants, fruits and seeds, as well as termites.

Description: A medium-sized warbler with a grey-brown plumage, short, rounded wings with a tit-like body appearance. Less vocal than other members of the species.

Breeding: A thin cup-shaped nest is made of grass and tree bark and bound by spider web. Usually 2 eggs are laid in March or from June to December and incubated for around 14 days.

Size: 15cm. Weight: 15g.

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