Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Old World Flycatchers :: Blackstart
Blackstart Cercomela melanura
Described by: Temminck (1824)
Alternate common name(s): Black-tailed Rock Chat, Black-tailed Rock-chat, Black-tailed Rockchat
Old scientific name(s): Cercomela erlangeri
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RangeW. Middle East, w. Arabian Peninsula, and sahel zone of Africa;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Israel in the Dead Sea basin, Jordan to Sinai Peninsula and w. Saudi Arabia.
(2) W. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Aden and sw. Oman.
(3) W. Red Sea coast of Egypt.
(4) E. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and n. Somalia.
(5) E. Niger to Chad and e. Sudan.
(6) E. Mali and w. Niger.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Frans van der Veen
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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