Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler

Sylvia subcaeruleum (near-endemic)

This bird’s cheerful song and bright, chestnut rump make it unmistakeable in the field.

I first recorded this species in June 2012 while exploring Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve, north east of Pretoria.

Other reliable locations for this species include Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve (especially the pinic spot) and the “Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo” birding route.


Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa / August 2018 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Vredefort Dome, South Africa / 17 March 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Mountain Zebra Park, South Africa Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa / August 2018 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Mountain Zebra Park, South Africa Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, Central Namibia / 29 July 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 30 November 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 30 November 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 30 November 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, Central Namibia / 29 July 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Pilansberg National Park, South Africa / 17 March 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, South Africa / 21 April 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 30 November 2012 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013 Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 04 May 2013
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