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Myrmecocichla cinnamomeiventris -Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa -male-8.jpg
Mocking cliff chat
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Thamnolaea
Cabanis, 1850


Thamnolaea is a genus of passerine birds in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae that are native to sub-Saharan Africa.

The genus contains 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. 
  2. ^ Collar, N. "Mocking Cliff-chat (Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris)". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 30 May 2016. (subscription required)