Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Old World Flycatchers :: Mocking Cliff-Chat

Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

Described by: Lafresnaye (1836)
Alternate common name(s): Mocking Cliff-chat, Bambara Cliff-chat, Abyssinian Cliff-chat, Ethiopian Cliff-chat, Common Cliff-chat, Cliff Chat, White-crowned Cliff-chat, Crowned Cliff-chat
Old scientific name(s): Myrmecocichla cinnamomeiventris


Nakuru National Park, Kenya - Jun 15, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Nakuru National Park, Kenya - Jun 15, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Nakuru National Park, Kenya - Jun 15, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Location unknown - Date unknown © Allen Chartier  South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Sub-Saharan w. Africa to Ethiopia, and s. to South Africa;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) S. Mauritania, e. Sengal, and sw. Mali (Mandingo Mountains, Fiko and Kulikoro).
(2) C. Mali (Mopti);
(2) N. Ivory Coast and e. Burkina Faso discontinuously in Liberia, Ghana, n. Togo and, n. Nigeria and n. Cameroon to the Central African Republic, w. Sudan (Darfur).
(3) C. Sudan (Kordofan and Nuba Hills).
(4) N., c. and e. Ethiopia and n. Eritrea.
(5) Ex. se. Sudan and sw. Ethiopia s. in the Rift Valley to Tanzania, e. Zambia and Malawi.
(6) E. Zimbabwe.
(7) E. Botswana, e. South Africa (e. Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal, e. Cape Province), w. Swaziland, and Lesotho.
(8) S. Mozambique and ne. South Africa (e. Transvaal, e. Swaziland and n. Natal).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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