White-headed Black-chat (Pentholaea arnotti) - HBW 10, p. 726
French: Traquet d’Arnott
Spanish: Zorzal-hormiguero de Arnot
Other common names: Arnott’s Chat/Black-chat
Taxonomy: Saxicola arnotti Tristram, 1869, Victoria Falls, north-western Zimbabwe.
Sometimes placed in genus Thamnolaea or Myrmecocichla. Race harterti distinctive; if vocally different, may merit species status. Proposed race leucolaema (Rwanda and Burundi) merged with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- harterti ( Neunzig, 1926) - Angola.
- arnotti ( Tristram, 1869) - Rwanda and Burundi S to Zambia, C Mozambique and NE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A female on a roof. Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp arnotti)
Daniêl Jimenez 18 September 2010 4 years ago 13 sec 3.5
A juvenile perched on a low branch. Locality Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (ssp arnotti)
Keith Blomerley 10 January 2007 12 weeks ago 23 sec 3
Quick view of a male in a village Locality Akagera National Park, East Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 4 March 2013 1 year ago 6 sec 3
An adult sitting on a branch then flying away. Locality Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (ssp arnotti)
Keith Blomerley 10 January 2007 7 years ago 9 sec 1.6
female on a branch
Locality Majete Wildlife Reserve, Southern Region, Malawi
Roland Bischoff 26 September 2006 4 years ago 3.7
A male vocalises softly from a low perch in the teak woodlands of Caprivi
Locality Shamvura Camp, Kavango Region, Namibia
Christian Boix Hinzen 31 August 2006 5 years ago 3.5
Female. Newly separated 'Ruaha Chat'.
Locality Kibungo, East Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 16 September 2009 4 years ago 3.2
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