Chat (bird) - Species in Taxonomic Order

Species in Taxonomic Order

  • Subfamily Saxicolinae
    • Genus Tarsiger - bush-robins
      • Red-flanked Bluetail or Orange-flanked Bush-robin, Tarsiger cyanurus
      • Golden Bush-robin, Tarsiger chrysaeus
      • White-browed Bush-robin, Tarsiger indicus
      • Rufous-breasted Bush-robin, Tarsiger hyperythrus
      • Collared Bush-robin, Tarsiger johnstoniae
    • Genus Luscinia (11 species) - paraphyletic
    • Genus Erithacus (3-4 species) - paraphyletic
    • Genus Irania - White-throated Robin
    • Genus Saxicola - bushchats and stonechats (c.15 species)
    • Genus Pogonocichla
      • White-starred Robin, Pogonocichla stellata
    • Genus Swynnertonia
      • Swynnerton's Robin, Swynnertonia swynnertoni
    • Genus Stiphrornis - forest robins (1-5 species, depending on taxonomy)
    • Genus Xenocopsychus
      • Angola Cave-chat, Xenocopsychus ansorgei
    • Genus Saxicoloides - Indian Robin
    • Genus Cinclidium
      • White-tailed Robin, Cinclidium leucurum
      • Sunda Robin, Cinclidium diana
      • Blue-fronted Robin, Cinclidium frontale
    • Genus Grandala
      • Grandala, Grandala coelicolor
    • Genus Namibornis
      • Herero Chat, Namibornis herero
    • Genus Cercomela
      • Sickle-winged Chat, Cercomela sinuata
      • Karoo Chat, Cercomela schlegelii
      • Tractrac Chat, Cercomela tractrac
      • Familiar Chat, Cercomela familiaris
      • Brown-tailed Chat, Cercomela scotocerca
      • Indian Chat, Cercomela fusca
      • Sombre Chat, Cercomela dubia
      • Blackstart, Cercomela melanura
      • Moorland Chat, Cercomela sordida
    • Genus Myrmecocichla
      • Congo Moorchat, Myrmecocichla tholloni
      • Northern Anteater-chat, Myrmecocichla aethiops
      • Southern Anteater-chat, Myrmecocichla formicivora
      • Sooty Chat, Myrmecocichla nigra
      • Rueppell's Chat, Myrmecocichla melaena
      • White-fronted Black-chat, Myrmecocichla albifrons
      • White-headed Black-chat, Myrmecocichla arnotti
    • Genus Thamnolaea - cliff chats
      • Mocking Cliff-chat, Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
      • White-winged Cliff-chat, Thamnolaea semirufa
    • Genus Pinarornis
      • Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus

Saxicolinae genera not usually called "chats" are:

  • Genus Sheppardia - akalats (9 species)
  • Genus Cossyphicula - White-bellied Robin-chat - may belong in Cossypha
  • Genus Cossypha - robin-chats (14 species)
  • Genus Cichladusa - palm-thrushes (3 species)
  • Genus Cercotrichas - scrub-robins or bush-chats (11 species)
  • Genus Copsychus - magpie-robins or shamas (7 species)
  • Genus Phoenicurus - true redstarts (11 species)
  • Genus Enicurus - forktails (7 species)
  • Genus Cochoa - cochoas (4 species)
  • Genus Oenanthe - wheatears (some 20 species)
  • Genus Trichixos - Rufous-tailed Shama

Aberrant redstarts, possibly belonging in this subfamily:

  • Genus Chaimarrornis - White-capped Redstart
  • Genus Rhyacornis (2 species)
  • Genus Hodgsonius - White-bellied Redstart

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