Northern Ant-eater Chat

Myrmecocichla aethiops

Very similar to their southern cousins; the southern ant-eating chat, these birds are common residents of open country and farmlands. Their large whitish patches in their primary wing feathers are obvious in flight and separate them from the similar, blacker, sooty chat, which has white confined to their coverts.

We first recorded this species in September 2011 while driving the circular route in the Lake Nakuru National Park. It is very similar to the southern ant-eating chat, which we get in southern Africa.


Northern Anteater Chat / Lake Nakuru, Kenya / 13 September 2011 Northern Anteater Chat / Lake Nakuru, Kenya / 13 September 2011
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