Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa
(aka Rusty Babbler Turdoides rubiginosa)
Rufous Chatterer, Yabello, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Rufous Chatterer is distributed from Ethiopia and South Sudan to Tanzania. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in dry bush and near rivers up to 1,650 metres.

Rufous Chatterer, Lake Awassa, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It has bright rufous underparts and pale yellow eyes.

The calls are not very babbler-like being softer and higher in pitch.

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