Thrushes (Turdidae)

Northern Anteater-chat (Myrmecocichla aethiops) - HBW 10, p. 725

French: Traquet brun German: Rußschmätzer Spanish: Zorzal-hormiguero Septentrional
Other common names: Ant Chat

Taxonomy: Myrmecocichla aethiops Cabanis, 1850, Senegal.
Has been suggested as possibly conspecific with M. formicivora. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • aethiops Cabanis, 1850 - Senegal and Gambia E to Chad.
  • sudanensis Lynes, 1920 - WC & C Sudan.
  • cryptoleuca Sharpe, 1891 - W & C Kenya and N Tanzania.

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