Southern Anteater-chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora) - HBW 10, p. 725
French: Traquet fourmilier
Spanish: Zorzal-hormiguero Meridional
Taxonomy: Motacilla formicivora Wilkes, 1817, near the Sondag and Swartkop Rivers, South Africa.
Has been suggested as possibly conspecific with M. aethiops. Monotypic.
Distribution: Namibia E to SW Zimbabwe, S to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
female eating an insect, running aound, finally sitting very close Locality Gondwana Kalahari Park, Hardap Region, Namibia
Stefan_Thiel 5 October 2010 1 year ago 1 min 4.7
Female perched on top of bush Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Desmond Allen 2 September 2013 30 weeks ago 20 sec 4.2
A bird perched in a bush and flying away Locality Piper Pans, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Philip Griffin 4 August 2000 8 years ago 13 sec 4
bird perched upright Locality Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi District, Botswana
Volkert van der Willigen 6 February 2005 3 years ago 11 sec 2.7
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bird perched on twig
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Tom Heijnen 15 July 2012 11 weeks ago 4.3
A perched bird.
Locality Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Gauteng Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 15 November 2008 2 years ago 4.1
Locality Vryheid, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Beltzer 11 weeks ago 4
female perched in roadside shrub
Locality Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi District, Botswana
owlbird 28 November 2013 18 weeks ago 4
A bird on a bush
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia
Aleix Comas 26 August 2007 4 years ago 3.8
A female on the ground
Locality North West Province, South Africa
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 1 April 2011 2 years ago 3.3