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Angola Cave Chat - BirdForum Opus

Xenocopsychus ansorgei


18–19 cm

  • Black upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Long white supercilium


Western Africa: found in western Angola.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Rocky caves, gorges, grassland slopes and cliffs with nearby forest, riverine forest and thick undergrowth on forested slopes.



The diet includes insects.


They breed from September-November, and produce two broods in rapid succession. The nest is an open cup of twigs, grasses and dead leaves, lined with plant material, and situated on a rock ledge under an overhang. The clutch consists of 2-3 eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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