Eastern nicator

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Eastern nicator
Eastern Nicator (Nicator gularis).jpg
A juvenile in begging pose, Mkhuze Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nicatoridae
Genus: Nicator
N. gularis
Binomial name
Nicator gularis
Nicator gularis distribution map.png

The eastern nicator (Nicator gularis) is a species of songbird in the family Nicatoridae. It is found in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It occurs south to around Mtunzini in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and is regularly reported from lowland areas north through to east Africa, including inland areas along the Zambezi River.[2]

This species was formerly called the "yellow-spotted nicator" although this is no longer the case, with that name now belonging solely to the central African western nicator.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nicator gularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ http://sabap2.adu.org.za/species_info.php?spp=725#menu_left

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