Angolan cave chat

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Angolan cave chat
Xenocopsychus ansorgei, Sebraberge, 2014, b, T Hohls.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Cossypha
C. ansorgei
Binomial name
Cossypha ansorgei
(Hartert, 1907)

Xenocopsychus ansorgei

The Angolan cave chat (Cossypha ansorgei) is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It used to be the sole member of the monotypic genus Xenocopsychus but was moved to Cossypha based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2010.[2][3] It occurs locally from western Angola to marginally south of the Kunene River in northern Namibia. Its natural habitat is rocky places in moist to dry savanna. It was previously described as being Near threatened, but has since been downgraded to Least concerned.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2014). "Xenocopsychus ansorgei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ Sangster, G.; Alström, P.; Forsmark, E.; Olsson, U. (2010). "Multi-locus phylogenetic analysis of Old World chats and flycatchers reveals extensive paraphyly at family, subfamily and genus level (Aves: Muscicapidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 57 (1): 380–392. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.07.008. PMID 20656044.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Chats, Old World flycatchers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.