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Chat (bird)

Chats
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family†: Turdidae
Genera
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† see also: Turdidae for other
members of the thrush family
Chats are a group of small Old World members of the thrush family Turdidae.

This name is normally applied to the small European and Asian members of the family, which are insectivorous ground feeding birds.

In the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, the chats form a sub-family Saxicolini.

Most northern species are strong migrants.

Species are:

  • Red-flanked Bluetail, Tarsiger cyanurus
  • Golden Bush-Robin, Tarsiger chrysaeus
  • White-browed Bush-Robin, Tarsiger indicus
  • Rufous-breasted Bush-Robin, Tarsiger hyperythrus
  • Collared Bush-Robin, Tarsiger johnstoniae

  • Stonechat, Saxicola torquatus
  • Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra
  • Fuerteventura Chat, Saxicola dacotiae
  • White-browed Bushchat, Saxicola macrorhyncha
  • White-throated Bushchat, Saxicola insignis
  • African Stonechat, Saxicola torquata
  • Reunion Stonechat, Saxicola tectes
  • White-tailed Stonechat, Saxicola leucura
  • Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata
  • Jerdon's Bushchat, Saxicola jerdoni
  • Gray Bushchat, Saxicola ferrea
  • Timor Bushchat, Saxicola gutturalis
  • Buff-streaked Chat, Saxicola bifasciata

  • White-starred Robin, Pogonocichla stellata

  • Swynnerton's Robin, Swynnertonia swynnertoni

  • Forest Robin, Stiphrornis erythrothorax

  • Angola Cave-Chat, Xenocopsychus ansorgei

  • Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicata
  • White-tailed Robin, Cinclidium leucurum
  • Sunda Robin, Cinclidium diana
  • Blue-fronted Robin, Cinclidium frontale

  • Grandala, Grandala coelicolor

  • Herero Chat, Namibornis herero

  • Sicklewing Chat, Cercomela sinuata
  • Karoo Chat, Cercomela schlegelii
  • Tractrac Chat, Cercomela tractrac
  • Familiar Chat, Cercomela familiaris
  • Brown-tailed Chat, Cercomela scotocerca
  • Indian Chat, Cercomela fusca
  • Sombre Chat, Cercomela dubia
  • Blackstart, Cercomela melanura
  • Moorland Chat, Cercomela sordida

  • Congo Moorchat, Myrmecocichla tholloni
  • Northern Anteater-Chat, Myrmecocichla aethiops
  • Southern Anteater-Chat, Myrmecocichla formicivora
  • Sooty Chat, Myrmecocichla nigra
  • Rueppell's Chat, Myrmecocichla melaena
  • White-fronted Black-Chat, Myrmecocichla albifrons
  • White-headed Black-Chat, Myrmecocichla arnotti

  • Mocking Cliff-Chat, Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
  • White-winged Cliff-Chat, Thamnolaea semirufa

  • Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus

Other Saxicolini species are dealt with under the following articles:

For other members of the Turdidae family, see thrushes.



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