brown except for rufous tinge under and on tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Familiar Chat
Cercomela familiaris

Native Range: Africa

Notes: Old-World chats (in the family Muscicapidae) are small, mostly ground-dwelling birds with typically dull brown, grey, or black plumages, sometimes highlighted by brighter volors or bolder patterns on the tail; the Familiar Chat is especially drab compared to some of the other chat species.

typically sits on rocky outcrops (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

thin eye-ring is barely visible (South Africa; 2007-06-30)