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Alternative names: Abyssinian Babbler; Juniper Babbler
A dull grey babbler-like passerine (17-19 cm):
Sexes similar, juveniles are generally paler.
Dense thickets, giant heather, juniper woodland, highland bamboo, olive trees, well-wooded gardens. Often in steep-sided valleys or ravines. Found between 2440m and 3655m.1
Feeds on juniper berries and other fruit.
Usually seen in pairs or small groups of up to 8 birds. Keeps in vegetation. Fine singer.
Breeding season from January to July. The nest is a thin cup made of fine plant stems and placed on top of some small branches, about 5m above the ground. Lays 2 eggs.
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