A bird with burning ears
The bird's name is derived from the conspicuous rufous patches on the cheeks.
As also mentioned earlier, this little bird is quite feisty and can have quite an attitude. They are common in their preferred habitat, and are very vocal.
If one stops just about anywhere in the Karoo, the piping, “tee tee tee tee tee” call will eventually be heard.
If you visit can hear my recording of this call.
The bird uttering the call usually does so by perching on top of a low bush, in full view, and just throwing its tantrum for all to hear.
If not voicing their list of complaints for the world to hear, they dash about in the lowest part of the scrub, creeping about on the ground, almost like a mouse. Well friends, that's it for another week. If you would like to contact me regarding my local birding tours, you can call me on 072-314-0069. Until next time, happy birding! , you