Cape Rockjumper

This is a ground-nesting species which forages on rocky slopes and scree. It frequently perches on rocks. Breeding groups occupy 4–11 ha territories, and typically consistof a breeding pair one or two additional individuals, usually offspring of the adult pair from the preceding breeding season. These helpers participate in territorial defence and alarm calling, and in the feeding of nestlings and fledglings of the breeding pair. Females also helped with nest building and incubation.

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Original source: Cape Rock-Jumper
Author: Matthew Wridgway from South Africa

The Cape Rockjumper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Woodpecker, Cape Sugarbird, and Cape Rockjumper driving me on, I was - as I said - raring to go… Brian, an optimistic chap thankfully, encouraged me as we drove along. Yes, there may be some rain, but it’ll come and go, and the birds will still be around. And photography may be a little difficult, he said, but you never know. More

Breeding system of the Cape Rockjumper, a South African fynbos endemic, The Condor Volume 104, February 2002 Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

* Cape Rockjumper - Chaetops frenatus One of two present. Rooi–Els, Western Cape Province, South Africa Ethan Kistler 21 November 2009 21 weeks ago 4. More

Distribution of Cape rockjumper in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Food It mainly eats arthropods, supplemented with reptiles and rarely amphibians. More

See Cape Rockjumper on a Hottentots Holland Birding Tour © Mike Buckham See Orange-breasted Sunbird on a Hottentots Holland Birding Tour © Mike Buckham About Birding Africa Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders. More

Cape Rockjumpers are to be found here, but we must stress that this is not an easy walk. More

The Cape rockjumper is a cheerful little bird, with a melodious ringing call. It feeds on insects and lizards, and it holds its tail straight up, giving it the appearance of a tiny 'road-runner' as it runs about looking for food. The nest of the Cape rockjumper is a built from grass into a bulky bowl, placed on the ground next to a rock, and usually well hidden under a grass tuft. The nest is lined with fine roots and hair. More

to shore, a pair of the striking Cape Rockjumper (one of countries finest endemics!), Cape Siskin and the magnificent Orange-breasted Sunbird... 2006 - Sunbird - ...Summer came early to the Cape this year and we enjoyed superb sunny weather for all of our time in Cape Town, apart from the last day. More

Cape Rockjumper in Cape Town Gardens = Cape Rockjumper in Cape Town Gardens by BlueVoter. Found this guy wandering around in the Gardens and then figured out that he is a Cape Rockjumper. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you're already a member). More

Perhaps the most sought-after of these is the Cape Rockjumper, which will be the subject of an intensive search on Day four as we head on to Swellendam. Others fynbos specials such as the Cape Sugarbird and Orange-breasted Sunbird,while equally special, are quite ubiquitous and by all means we should get great views of them among the flowering and plants of the famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. More

Cape Rockjumper – Perky mountain bird Text & photographs by Nico Myburgh - On walk along the upper slopes of the fynbos-covered mountains is a very pleasant experience in itself. But, if you then meet up with a Rockjumper with its tail fanned out, running up the slopes of the big boulders, then hopping across to the next boulder, calling loudly pee-pee-pee, it becomes a quite unforgettable experience - something you will want to watch again and again. More

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Original source: Blake Matheson
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Chaetops
Species : frenatus
Authority : (Temminck, 1826)