Cichladusa guttata Heuglin, 1862, White Nile.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Collared palm-thrush, morning warbler; French: Cichladuse а collier; German: Morgenrцtel; Spanish.
6.7 in (17 cm); male 0.6–1.1 oz (17–30 g); female 0.6–1.1 oz (16–30 g). Rufous upperparts and tail. Buff brow and underparts with black spotting on breast, fading to mottled rufous on flanks and belly.
East Africa, from southern Sudan and Ethiopia to northern Tanzania.
Thick scrub and dense riverside thickets, bushes in dry savanna, mostly at low altitude.
In pairs or family groups, shy, keeping well hidden, but sometimes more visible in gardens and hotel grounds; mostly terrestrial, flicks wings and slowly waves tail as it hops about.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Insects, snails, and other small invertebrates.
Monogamous, territorial; nest of mud, bound with a few strands of grass and lined with roots, on tree branch; two to three eggs incubated mostly by female for 12 days; both adults feed young.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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