Western nicator

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Western nicator
Western nicator (Nicator chloris) juvenile.jpg
Juvenile in Kibale Forest, Uganda
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nicatoridae
Genus: Nicator
N. chloris
Binomial name
Nicator chloris
(Valenciennes, 1826)
Nicator chloris distribution map.png

The western nicator (Nicator chloris) is a species of songbird in the family Nicatoridae, which is native to the western and central Afrotropics.


A western nicator in Uganda

It is very similar to the eastern nicator, but the sides of the face and crown are olive green. It is best identified by its range and some of its vocalizations.


It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.


It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical swamps. It prefers well-established secondary growth forest from 700 to 1,850 metres.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nicator chloris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nicator chloris at Wikimedia Commons