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Brown Rock Chat
(Redirected from Cercomela fuscus)
Alternative names: Brown Chat; Indian Chat
17 cm (6Â¾ in)
Low rocky hills, ravines, scrubby trees, urban vegetation, open countryside. wilderness and farmland, road side areas, often near human habitation/groves.
Their insectivorous diet consists of beetles, ants, spiders and other, mostly ground insects. They have been seen feeding at night on insects attracted to lights.
They nest from February to August, though usually from April to June. The nest is a cup formed from plant fibres, hair and wool positioned in a crevice. The 3-4 pale blue eggs have rusty spots at the large end. The young fledge after about 15 days from hatching.
There may be 2 or 3 broods in the season.
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