African Moustached Warbler

The African Moustached Warbler (Melocichla mentalis) is an African bird also known as the Moustached Grass Warbler.

The African Moustached Warbler is brown-black with long, broad dark tail feathers and buff tail tips. It has black streaks at the sides of its white throat. It has rufous (red-brown) tinged crown feathers. Its eyes are yellow or cream.

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

 

It grows to about 18 centimetres (7 inches) tall.

It is common throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but not in southern Africa. It prefers moist savannahs and tropical or sub-tropical shrublands.

It is insectivorous, eating insects, such as dragonflies.

 

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

African Moustached Warbler

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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