Palm thrush

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Palm thrushes
Cichladusa guttata -near Baringo Lake, Kenya-8.jpg
Spotted palm thrush, Cichladusa guttata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Cichladusa
W. Peters, 1863

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The palm thrushes are medium-sized insectivorous birds in the genus Cichladusa. They were formerly in the thrush family Turdidae, but are now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher Muscicapidae.

These are tropical African species which nest in palm trees or buildings.

The genus includes the following species:[1]


  1. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Chats, Old World flycatchers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.