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Alternative name: Zululand Batis
Length 11 cm. Bill, legs and feet black.
Male: Forehead, crown, nape and back grey; wing blackish with white wing-bar; chin and throat white and breast pale rufous. Eyes yellow
Female: Similar to male, but with narrow whitish eyebrow, rufous wingbar, pale rufous chin and throat and orange eyes.
Understory of coastal dune and lowland forests and dry savanna.
Usually single or in pairs, keeping below canopy where it forages for insects.
Monogamous and territorial. The nest is a shallow cup of vegetative material bound by spider web. Placed among leaves or vines between 0.8 and 3 m above the ground. One to three eggs are laid October to November.
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