Fire-crested alethe

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Fire-crested alethe
Fire-crested Alethe - Uganda H8O5536 (17047128728).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Alethe
Species: A. castanea
Binomial name
Alethe castanea
(Cassin, 1856)

The fire-crested alethe (Alethe castanea) is a species of bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It is found in central Africa, from Nigeria to Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It has been recently split from the white-tailed alethe (A. diademata).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Alethe castanea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Chats, Old World flycatchers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.