Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Herero Chat-flycatcher (Namibornis herero) - HBW 11, p. 103

French: Namiorne héréro German: Hereroschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Herero
Other common names: Herero Chat

Taxonomy: Bradornis herero Meyer de Schauensee, 1931, Karibib, Damaraland, Namibia.
Taxonomic position uncertain. Often placed with chats in family Turdidae on basis of anatomy and feather structure, and resembles Cercomela chats in voice and habits and in appearance of fledglings; however, recent DNA work suggests it to be closer to Muscicapidae than to Turdidae, and it resembles Bradornis in features such as nest structure, nest-site, eggs, and nestlings’ begging call. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme SW Angola (Iona National Park, and near Ruacana, on R Cunene) S along escarpment and adjacent plains to C Namibia (S to Mt Tsaris, near Sesriem).