Breeding of Buff-streaked Chat, including an eyewitness account of nestling predation by Rinkhals

  • Murray Christian

Abstract

This note reports on observations at three nests of the Buff-streaked Chat Campicoloides bifasciata made between September 2016 and January 2017 in the conservancy bordering Clarens, eastern Free State, South Africa. Besides witnessing a Rinkhals Hemachatus haemachatus predating Buff-streaked Chat nestling, we also take the opportunity to report on apparently unusual nest sites for this species, and what appears to be the first record of the incubation period.
Published
2017-03-31
How to Cite
CHRISTIAN, Murray. Breeding of Buff-streaked Chat, including an eyewitness account of nestling predation by Rinkhals. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 14: 1 - 5, mar. 2017. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/412>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2018.
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