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Rockjumper, Drakensberg
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Chaetops aurantius
Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Global, KwaZulu Natal Province, Lesotho, South Africa, Southern Africa Read more
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Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of lo ...
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This rockjumper is 23–25 cm long with a long black tail and strong legs. The male has a dark grey head with a thin white supercilium and a broad white moustache. The back and wings are dark grey. The underparts are orange and the rump is rufous red. The female and juvenile have a paler grey head, upperparts and wings, a duller head pattern, an orange rump, and buff underparts. The call is a loud wheeoo. ...
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