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Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Cichladusa ruficauda
Photo by gerwin
Epupa Falls, Namibia


17cm. Red brown head, black bill, yellow throat, red eye, purple legs and rufous back and tail.


Angola, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Namibia.




Riverine thickets and palm savanna.


The diet includes butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants which are mainly caught while foraging on the ground.

The nest is usually built 3-6 m above the ground or water, on a palm frond or base of a palm frond, or in a crevice in a tree trunk, or on a ledge; built with mud and plant material. Two to four eggs (pale green, speckled rufous) are laid.

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