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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Myrmecocichla aethiops Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Muscicapidae Family
17-19 cm Length
Tropical lowland & montane moist, swamp mangrove forest. dry forest, dry & moist shrubland, savanna, degraded former forest, grassland, wetlands, marshes, bogs, rocky areas, often near water, pastureland, arable land, plantations urban areas, rural gardens. Below Between Up to  Range:- Endemic to

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 eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Insects, larvae, spiders, worms, small vertebrates, fruit and berries. Food  
6685 - TSN: 561385 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Belorit mravencí, bělořit termití
Danish: Myrepikker
German: Ameisenschmätzer, Rußschmätzer, Russ-Schmätzer
English: Ant Chat, Ant-Chat, Anteater Chat, Northern Ant-Chat, Northern Anteater Chat, Northern Anteater-Chat, Northern Ant-eating Chat
Spanish: Hormiguero, Zorzal-hormiguero Septentrional
Estonian: põhja-termiiditäks
Finnish: Kivikkotasku, sahelinmuurahaistasku
French: Traquet brun, Traquet fourmilier, Traquet-fourmilier brun, Traquet-fourmilier brun du Nord
Hungarian: száheli hangyászcsuk
Icelandic: Mauraskvetta
Italian: Sassicola mangiaformiche, Sassicolo formichiero settentrionale
Japanese: arihitaki, hitaki
Japanese: アリヒタキ, ヒタキ
Latin: Myrmecocichla aethiops
Lithuanian: Kiauliukė skruzdlesė
Dutch: Bruine Miertapuit
Norwegian: Saheltermittskvett, Termittskvett
Polish: smolarek brunatny, smolarka czarna
Portuguese: Formicário
Russian: Дрозд муравьед
Slovak: Skaliarik tmavý
Slovenian: čadasti termitar
Swedish: Nordlig termitskvätta, Svart termitskvätta
Swahili: Chati Kwapa-nyeupe
Turkish: karınca bülbülü
Chinese: 蚁(即鸟), 蚁鵖

Myrmecocichla aethiops
Myrmecocichla aethiops aethiops
Myrmecocichla aethiops buchanani
Myrmecocichla aethiops cryptoleuca
Myrmecocichla aethiops sudanensis

  • Myrmecocichla aethiops aethiops: Senegambia to Chad, N Nigeria and N Cameroon
  • Myrmecocichla aethiops sudanensis: W Sudan (Darfur and Kordofan)
  • Myrmecocichla aethiops cryptoleuca: Highlands of N Kenya to N Tanzania
Source: Clements checklist 2012

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