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Red-chested Flufftail

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MalePhoto © by talon_dfaMakali, Sierra Leone
Photo © by talon_dfa
Makali, Sierra Leone
Sarothrura rufa


[edit] Identification

16cm. Rufous head, back and lower breast. Black tail.

[edit] Distribution

Locally in sub-Saharan Africa

FemalePhoto © by talon_dfaMakali, Sierra Leone
Photo © by talon_dfa
Makali, Sierra Leone

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • S. r. bonapartii - Sierra Leone to Gabon and Congo
  • S. r. elizabethae - C African Rep. to ne Zaire, Ethiopia, Uganda and w Kenya
  • S. r. rufa - Central Kenya to s Zaire, Angola and South Africa

[edit] Habitat

Riparian marshes; reeds, swamps, tall watergrasses.

[edit] Behaviour

Call is ooouup-oooup.

[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

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