Wednesday, August 7, 2013

White-browed Robin-chat

While walking from our hotel to the Victoria Falls in June, I heard a familiar bird call: "Take a peek" or "Have a sweet" repeated continuously. The last time I'd heard this bird call, that of Ruppel's Robin-chat, was while living in Kerio Valley in Kenya. As we were on our way to see the Falls, I hoped this bird would still be in the nearby shrubs and still calling when we returned.

It was. 

Needless to say, I crept into the bushes camera at the ready. A few minutes later I was rewarded and got my photo!

White-browed Robin-chat seen at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Once I'd downloaded it onto my computer, I realized that it was not the bird I thought it was. It was the White-browed Robin-chat. The White -browed Robin -chat's call sounds like a repetitive "Figures of eight" and we have them in our garden here in Mwadui. However, it was the fact that the bird above had a call exactly like Ruppel's Robin-chat which is endemic to North East Africa.

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I hope you're all having a wonderful week!


  1. And you were indeed rewarded, Jo!! What a beautiful bird and a wonderful capture!! I love it! Hope your week is going well

  2. Such a lovely bird to have in your garden Jo.
    I often can't ID a bird until I get it on my computer.

  3. How fun to be able to hear and identify so many exotic birds! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Well, right bird or wrong bird, you got a wonderful photo, Jo. Great detail.

  5. You had to crawl in somewhere for a pic like this. I think its much more fun than sitting way over there with a lens as long as your arm.


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