Mocking cliff chat

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Mocking cliff chat
Mocking Cliff Chat - female.jpg
Female in South Africa
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Male in South Africa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Thamnolaea
Species: T. cinnamomeiventris
Binomial name
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
(Lafresnaye, 1836)
Synonyms

Myrmecocichla cinnamomeiventris

The mocking cliff chat (Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is dry savannah.

The white-crowned cliff chat (T. coronata) of West Africa is sometimes included in this species.

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