Brown-chested alethe

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Brown-chested alethe
Brown-chested Alethe - Kakamega Kenya 06 2654 (17208950916).jpg
C. p. carruthersi in Kakamega Forest
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Chamaetylas
C. poliocephala
Binomial name
Chamaetylas poliocephala
(Bonaparte, 1850)
  • Pseudalethe poliocephala Bonaparte, 1850
  • Alethe poliocephala (Bonaparte, 1850)

The brown-chested alethe (Chamaetylas poliocephala) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

The nominate race (formerly C. p. castanonota) illustrated by Joseph Smit, 1883


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2016). "Chamaetylas poliocephala". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22708992A94188401. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22708992A94188401.en. Retrieved 10 January 2017.