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Etosha National Park


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/800 s, f/8, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Muscicapidae

Deutsch  Kurzzehenrötel Dutch  Kortteenrotslijster
Italian  Codirossone unghiecorte Spanish  Roquero de Namibia


There are three species of Rock Trush in South Africa, whose ranges do not overlap. They often perch on some prominent rock or tree near the nest area, from which they will catch insects, even a small gecko, on the ground.

Clinning.C.F. (1989): in The Complete Book of Southern African Birds, p 483.



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Short-toed Rock Thrush
Monticola brevipes
Monticole à doigts courts