Malcorus pectoralis (endemic)
This striking, prinia-like warbler must be one of South Africa’s most attractive endemics. Occurring in arid scrubland, its bright rufous cheeks, black breast-band and long, thin tail separate it from all similar species.
I first recorded this striking endemic in September 2011 while birding the Tanqua Karoo. We both got to see it in June 2012 in the newly establihsed Mokala National Park.