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Lake Chivero NP
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Passeriformes > Macrosphenidae

Cape Crombec

Sylvietta rufescens

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Identification

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A tiny, rotund, virtually tailless warbler with buff-orange underparts, gray-brown upperparts, and a dark eye-stripe that forms a buffy eyebrow. Pairs often join mixed-species flocks actively hopping along branches, occasionally hanging like mini-nuthatches, searching for invertebrates, and occasionally eating plant matter. The Cape Crombec occupies broadleafwoodland, savanna, and arid scrub, where it is often detected by its quiet but distinctive faltering “chree-chirrit, chree-chirrit, chree-chirrit” song. The Red-capped Crombec has paler light gray upperparts and lacks the Cape Crombec’s eye-stripe, giving it a more open tawny face.

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