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


Shizzafon, Israel - Mar 19, 2002 © Joseph W. Hammond  Nizzana, Israel - Mar, 2001 © Alain Fossť  Nizzana, Israel - Mar, 2001 © Alain Fossť  Nizzana, Israel - Mar, 2001 © Alain Fossť 
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W. 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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