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Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Muscicapidae Family
20 - 23 cm Length
Tropical grassland, rocky mountainous areas. Up to 2,440 m. Range:- Botswana, Burundi Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa,, Swaziland Tanzania Togo, Uganda  Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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2(3)4 White - cream eggs spotted lilac, green & red, incubation by femalle 14 - 16  days, fledging  19 - 21days by both parents. Clutch
Arthropods, larvae, worms, fruit & berries. Food  
6691 - TSN: 563383 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Afrikaans: Dassievoël
Czech: Belorit cervenobrichý, bělořit oranžovobřichý
Danish: Klippedrossel
German: Rotbauchschmätzer, Rotbauch-Schmätzer
English: Cliff Chat, Cliffchat, Cliff-Chat, Common Cliff-Chat, Ethiopian Cliff-Chat, Mocking Chat, Mocking Cliff Chat, Mocking Cliffchat, Mocking Cliff-Chat, Mountain Cliff-chat, White-crowned Cliffchat
Spanish: Roquero Imitador
Finnish: Isomuurahaistasku
French: Traquet à ventre roux, Traquet de roche à ventre roux, Traquet-de-roche à ventre roux
Hungarian: vöröshasú szirticsuk
Italian: Sassicola ventrecannella, Sassicolo di rupe imitatore
Japanese: akaharagakebitaki
Japanese: アカハラガケビタキ
Latin: Myrmecochicla cinnamomeiventris, Myrmecocichla cinnamomei, Myrmecocichla cinnamomeiventris, Myrmecocichla cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris, Thamnolaea argentata, Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris, Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris
Dutch: Roodbuikkliftapuit, Roodbuik-kliftapuit
Norwegian: Sangklippeskvett
Polish: smolarek rdzawobrzuchy
Portuguese: Chasco-poliglota
Russian: Скалистый чекан-пересмешник
Slovak: skaliar sedmohlasý, skaliarik sedmohlasý
Swedish: Klippskvätta
Swahili: Chati Chamawe
Chinese: 桂红壁鵖, 桂红蚁(即鸟)
Zulu: iQumutsha-lamawa

Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris albiscapulata
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris argentata
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris autochthones
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris bambarae
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris cavernicola
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris claudi
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris coronata
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris kordofanensis
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris odica
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris subrufipennis
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris usambarae

  • Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris: E Transvaal to Orange Free State, Natal and E Cape Province
  • Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris kordofanensis: Central Sudan (Kordofan and Nuba Hills)
  • Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris subrufipennis: Extreme SE Sudan to SW Ethiopia, Zambia and Malawi
  • Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris odica: E Zimbabwe
  • Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris autochthones: S Mozambique to E Transvaal, E Swaziland and N Natal
  • Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris albiscapulata: S Ethiopia

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