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Black-chested Prinia - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Mike Barth
Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2011
Photo by Max Holdt
Windhoek, Namibia, November 2004
Prinia flavicans

Identification

13cm

  • Brown head and back
  • Black throat
  • Brown eye
  • Black bill
  • Purple legs.

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: Angola
Eastern Africa: Zambia
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Lesotho

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • P. f. ansorgei:
  • P. f. bihe:
  • P. f. flavicans:
  • P. f. nubilosa:
  • P. f. ortleppi:
  • South-western Transvaal to western Orange Free State and north-eastern Cape Province

Habitat

Arid scrub, savanna amd gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes invertebrates, fruit, seeds and nectar.

Breeding

Monogomous. They nest in trees and and shrubs the clutch consists of 2-6 green eggs.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. The Kruger

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