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Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Alternative names: Rufous Bush-Robin; Rufous Bush-Chat
Includes: African Scrub-Robin
Brown upper parts, white under parts, and a prominent white eye-stripe. The rufous tail looks unremarkable when the bird hold its tail flat and looks very long when the tail is raised. The tail is frequently fanned, showing the black and white tips of the tail feathers (more noticeable from the underside).
Placed in genus Erythropygia by Gill and Donsker.
The first three subspecies are recognised by Clements
Clements splits two other subspecies minor and hamertoni from subsaharan Africa as African Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas minor.
Dry open country with bushes and shrubs.
It builds its nest in a bush; 3-5 eggs are laid.
The diet incldudes insects mostly caught on the ground.
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