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Cercomela melanura Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Muscicapidae Family
14 – 16 cm Length
Tropical dry shrubland, hot, desert, rocky areas. Up to 2,000 m. Range:- Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia,  Israel, Jordan, Mali, Niger, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates & Yemen.

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3 - 5 eggs, incubation by female days, fledging  days. Nest info Clutch
Insects, larvae, spiders, worms, possibly seeds and berries. Food  
6682 - TSN: 916847 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Arabic: القليعي اسود الذنب, قليعي اسود الذنب
Czech: skalníček černoocasý, Skalnícek cerný
Danish: Sortstjert
German: Grauschmätzer, Schwarzschwanz, Schwarzschwanz-Felsschmätzer
English: Blackchat, Blackstart, Black-tailed Rock Chat, Black-tailed Rock-Chat
Spanish: Colinegro Común, Colinegro Real
Estonian: mustsaba-kaljutäks
Finnish: Mustapyrstötasku
French: Traquet à queue noire, Traquet de roche à queue noire, Traquet-de-roche à queue noire
Hebrew: שחור זנב, שחור־זנב, שחור-זנב
Hungarian: koromfarkú csuk
Icelandic: Völuskotta
Italian: Codinero comune, Sassicola codanera
Japanese: haiiroiwabitaki
Japanese: ハイイロイワビタキ
Latin: Cercomela melanura, Oenanthe melanura
Lithuanian: Juodauodegė
Dutch: Zwartstaart
Norwegian: Svartstjert
Polish: szareczka czarnosterna
Portuguese: Rabinegro
Russian: Чернохвостка
Slovak: skaliarik ciernochvostý, skaliarik čiernochvostý
Slovenian: sivi cmokač
Swedish: Svartstjärt
Turkish: Karakuyruk
Chinese: 黑尾岩(即鸟), 黑尾岩鵖

Cercomela melanura
Cercomela melanura airensis
Cercomela melanura aussae
Cercomela melanura lypura
Cercomela melanura melanura
Cercomela melanura neumanni
Cercomela melanura ultima

  • Oenanthe melanura melanura: Dead Sea depression of Egypt and Jordan to Saudi Arabia
  • Oenanthe melanura lypura: W coast of Red Sea from SE Egypt to E Sudan and Eritrea
  • Oenanthe melanura airensis: E Niger (Aïr Massif) to Chad and W Sudan (Kordafan)
  • Oenanthe melanura ultima: Mali and S Niger
  • Oenanthe melanura aussae: E Ethiopia (Donakil Depression), Djibouti and adjacent Somalia
  • Oenanthe melanura neumanni: W Saudi Arabia to Yemen, Aden and Hadramaut
Source: Clements checklist 2012

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