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Garden Birds of South Africa – Southern Boubou

Updated on February 26, 2016

Description

A pictorial introduction to birds in and around a suburban South African garden with particular reference to the Western suburbs of Johannesburg and Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

I have attempted to source reference of the eggs and various egg colours wherever possible.

Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus)

Male shown. The female is slightly paler with greyish upper parts
Male shown. The female is slightly paler with greyish upper parts
  • FOOD: Mainly insects. Also snails, earthworms, small reptiles
  • HABITAT: Dense vegetation
  • NEST: Well hidden bowl shaped nest in dense vegetation
  • Boubous are secretive and can usually be seen in dense undergrowth looking for insects and grubs.

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      Andre 21 months ago

      Thanks Angela

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      AngelaJJ 21 months ago

      awesome !!! :)