Anteater chat

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Anteater chat
Northern Anteater-Chat RWD7.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Myrmecocichla
Species:
M. aethiops
Binomial name
Myrmecocichla aethiops
Cabanis, 1850

The anteater chat or northern anteater-chat (Myrmecocichla aethiops) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.It is found in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

It has been observed to nest in abandoned wells in Nigeria [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myrmecocichla aethiops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Yadok, Biplang G.; Barshep, Yahkat; Cresswell, Will (2014-05-04). "The importance of anthropogenic effects in habitat use and territory size of Northern Anteater-chats Myrmecocichla aethiops near Amurum Forest Reserve, Jos-Plateau, Nigeria". Ostrich. 85 (2): 147–151. doi:10.2989/00306525.2014.957745. ISSN 0030-6525.

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