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Collared Palm Thrush

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Photo by sthamer volker sthamer Ruaha NP, Tanzania, September 2018
Photo by sthamer volker sthamer
Ruaha NP, Tanzania, September 2018
Cichladusa arquata


[edit] Identification

17–18 cm (6¾-7 in)
Diagnostic features are buff throat and breast with narrow black collar (often incomplete) and pale eyes. The mantle and back are brown, the tail rufous, and the eyebrow, face and flanks grey.

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi
Southern Africa: occurs only in Namibia and Zimbabwe

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Dry palm savanna and moist palm shrubland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of invertebrates and amphibians like small frogs. They usually find these by foraging in the leaf litter.

[edit] Vocalisation

The song is varied, often including weet-chuk or cur-lee chuk-chuk notes.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Hockey, PAR, WRJ Dean, and PG Ryan, eds. 2005. Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa. 7th ed. Cape Town: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund. ISBN 978-0620340533
  3. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
  4. Avibase
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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