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Cape Crombec

Sylvietta rufescens (Vieillot, 1817)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2013-02-04 Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [sono] 280713
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Faansie Peacock 2017-09-28 Kagga Kamma PNR, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (1100 m) call, song -

A long sequence of at least two pairs of crombecs interacting in low, dry karroid bush. A composite with multiple cuts.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

388309
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2013-02-08 Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [sono] 280716
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Faansie Peacock 2016-06-17 Mjejane Private Game Reserve, Hectorspruit, Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (220 m) alarm call -

Rather frantic calls from a pair of crombecs around the house (small fountain audible in the background). Not sure what their concern was.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

323328
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2017-09-18 Karoopoort, R355, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392732
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2013-02-04 Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [sono] 280714
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Leroy √Čtienne 2014-08-22 Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape, Northern Cape (South Africa) (550 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

194286
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens resurga Charles Hesse 05-07-2010 Ndumo Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) (40 m) Call (A) - 62519
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Tom Wulf 2017-03-12 Emangusi (near eNkovukeni), North Uthungulu, KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) (60 m) song -

Kosi Bay near Utshwayelo Lodge. Black-crowned Tchagra at 0:23.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

392014
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Faansie Peacock 2015-12-31 Bushwillow Estate, Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve, near Beestekraal, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) call, song -

A digitially stitched together piece with various calls and song-like elements (but not the true song). The short, dry trills are characteristic of this species.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307179
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Rory Nefdt 2014-12-29 Brindavan River Camp, Zambezi River, Lusaka (Zambia) (360 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

209368
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Faansie Peacock 2016-01-02 Bushwillow Estate, Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve, near Beestekraal, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) song -

A few strophes of song from a crombec, not far from its nest. The nest was subsequently destroyed (and two eggs taken) by a troop of Vervet Monkeys.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307181
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Oscar Campbell 2017-04-05 Hoedspruit, Mopani, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) (600 m) juvenile, song -

Singing from treetop along roadside.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368190
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2017-09-18 Skitteryskloof, Tangua, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392734
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Lynette Rudman 2016-04-03 Adelaide, Amatole, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (500 m) song -

Birds seen calling from low bushes in the early morning.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

310446
xeno-canto.org
Cape Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Pamela C. Rasmussen 1 Jan 2011 Namibia: Kavango; along B8 near Shinyemba (-17.99, 21.23) , Namibia (Namibia) (1060 m) song - quality: good 11971
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2017-09-18 Skitteryskloof, Tangua, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392733
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Rory Nefdt 2014-12-29 Brindavan River Camp, Zambezi River, Lusaka (Zambia) (360 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

209367
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2016-11-19 Mahango Game reserve, Okavango (Namibia) song - [also] [sono] 347086
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2013-02-03 Nylsvley Nature Reserve, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song - [sono] 280712
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Peter Boesman 2013-02-03 Nylsvley Nature Reserve, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) song and call - [sono] 280711
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Tony Archer 2019-04-17 Klerksdorp, Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1400 m) call -

Bird calling from middle of large tree.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

467235
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Alan Collett 2017-01-25 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (950 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

352682
xeno-canto.org
Long-billed Crombec - Sylvietta rufescens Lynette Rudman 2016-01-09 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (550 m) song -

Bird seen foraging in a small bush in summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307336
xeno-canto.org
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