Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Black-crowned Tchagras or Black-backed Puffback

Bushshrikes

Black-crowned Tchagra, Tchagra senegala, Vumbura Plains, Botswana, Africa (08/17/11)


Black-crowned Tchagra The Black-backed Puffbacks (Tchagra senegala) are African bushshrikes found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Their natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna.


Description

They measure about 19 - 22 cm in length, including the tail.

Above they are black and white, and below.The crown and eye stripes are black with broad white superciliums ("eye brows"). The beak is blackish.

Males and females look alike.

Juveniles can be identified by the pale yellow bills.

Black-crowned Tchagra

Breeding / Nesting

The average clutch consists of two or three eggs laid in a cup nest placed in a tree or bush.


Diet / Feeding

They hunt insects and other small prey from concealed perches.

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Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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