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Category:Tchagra - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Tchagra


Four species from Africa and Arabia. They have rufous wings, black eyestripes, and dark tails with white tips to the outer rectrices. They forage near the ground and call distinctively during short display flights.5


Tchagra is one of about seven genera of Bushshrikes in the family Malaconotidae.

The Marsh Tchagra (Tchagra minutus in Clements 20101) is split from this genus as Bocagia minuta2,3 or Antichromus minuta and A. anchietae4.

Genus Tchagra viewedit
T. senegalus Black-crowned Tchagra
T. australis Brown-crowned Tchagra
T. jamesi Three-streaked Tchagra
T. tchagra Southern Tchagra


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Dickinson EC (ed.) 2003. The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, USA. ISBN 9780691117010
  3. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  4. Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ & Ryan PG (eds) 2005. Robert's Birds of Southern Africa, 7th edition. John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 0620340533
  5. Sinclair I, Hockey P & Tarboton W. 1997. SASOL Birds of Southern Africa. 2nd Edition. Struik Publishers. ISBN 1868721035

Pages in category ‘Tchagra’

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.