Robin, Black Scrub


Name: Robin, Black Scrub

Scientific name: Cercotrichas podobe

Type: Robin

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 15cm

Conservation status:

Rare Winter Visitor


Similar in size and shape to Rufous Scrub Robin but with longer tail. Appearance unmistakable: entirely sooty black plumage with browner wings and prominent white tips to undertail-coverts and outer tail-feathers (obviously visible from below, when tail is swept upwards over back and fanned). Skulking or close to cover, often on ground but sings from exposed perch.

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