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
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]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Myrmecocichla aethiops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22710400A132087979. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22710400A132087979.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  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. hdl:10023/7526. ISSN 0030-6525. S2CID 59516342.

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