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Photo by megan perkins
Lake Baringo, Kenya, December 2006

Alternative name: Brown-tailed Chat

Oenanthe scotocerca

Cercomela scotocerca

Identification

  • Pale brown body
  • Darker brown wings
  • Dark eye
  • Grey legs and feet

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: Chad
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

Taxonomy

It's placed in genus Cercomela by Clements.

Subspecies[1]

There are 5 subspecies:

  • O. s. furensis:
  • O. s. scotocerca:
  • O. s. turkana:
  • O. s. spectatrix:
  • O. s. validior:

Habitat

Dry shrubland, rocky bushland and savanna.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.10). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. BirdLife International

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