Brown-crowned Tchagra

Tchagra australis

Brown-crowned Tchagra, Tchagra australis, photo © by Michael Plagens

Hunting insects among the branches of a downed fevertree at Nairobi National Park, Kenya. December 2014.

Brown-crowned Tchagra, Tchagra australis © Michael Plagens

Tchagras have fairly heavy bills with a hooked tip for grasping and handling large insects gleaned from vegetation. The bird at left was attracted to the abundant insect activity about a fallen tree.

Malaconotidae -- Bush-Shrike Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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