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Alternative name: Blackcap Bush Shrike
Includes Anchieta's Tchagra
Length 15-19 cm. The bill is strong and hooked.
Adult male: Long tail, chestnut back and wings and creamy-buff underparts, and black cap.
Adult female: Similar to the male, but with a white supercilium.
The Marsh Tchagra is sometimes placed in the monotypic genus Antichromus or included in genus Tchagra with the other Tchagras.
Bocagia minutus has three subspecies:
B. m. reichenowi and B. m. anchietae are sometimes split as Anchieta's Tchagra; named after Portuguese explorer JosÃ© Alberto de Oliveira Anchieta by his zoologist compatriot JosÃ© Vicente Barbosa du Bocage in 1869.
Rank grassland, bracken and sedges and shrubs associated with wetlands.
Diet includes large insects; forages near the ground in dense cover; sometimes hawks insects.
Probably monogamous; territorial. The nest is a bulky, but neat cup of plant material and spider web, usually in a bush within a metre of the ground. One to three eggs are laid.
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