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Sombre Chat (Oenanthe dubia)

Sombre Chat (Oenanthe dubia)

Sombre Chat (Cercomela dubia)

Class: Aves
Family: Turdidae
Common Name: Sombre Chat
Genus: Oenanthe
Species Name: dubia

About The Sombre Chat

Cercomela dubia is a rare and little-known species from east-central Ethiopia and Somalia. In Ethiopia, there are records from the Awash Valley, including Awash National Park, eastwards, while in Somalia there is a single old record from Mt Wagar, at which it has not been found subsequently despite searches (J. Miskell in litt. 2006). There is no recent information on the status of the species in Somalia; it is also uncertain how many records from Awash have involved confusion with the very similar Brown-tailed Chat C. scotocerca (Butchart 2007).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Cercomela dubia. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia

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