Robin, Rufous-tailed Scrub


Name: Robin, Rufous-tailed Scrub

Scientific name: Cercotrichas galactotes

Type: Robin

Color: Brown,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 23cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Skulking behaviour similar to Nightingale but slightly smaller and slimmer, and showing rather long, fan-shaped, often cocked, tail. Upperparts grey-brown, contrasting with rufous rump and tail, the latter showing prominent black subterminal-band and white tips (broadening at sides), obvious above and below. Head distinctive with white supercilium contrasting with blackish eye-stripe. Juvenile has faintly mottled breast and flanks. Not really shy but usually close to cover; often feeds on ground.

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