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arnot's chat

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Arnot's chat (Myrmecocichla arnoti) were named after David Arnot, a major contributor of fossil reptiles, birds, insects and mammals to the South African Museum. Consistent in areas of forest savannah and woodland such as Zambezi Teak, miombo and mopane trees.

Distribution: Isolated populations have been recorded west of the where the Kavango River flows into Namibia and along the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip). Fairly common in the Okavango Delta.

Diet: Hangs sideways on the bark of a tree for ants, beetles and spiders. Can be regarded as a 'semi-tree liver'.

Description: A predominately black chat with a snowy-white crown and carpal patch.

Breeding: From 2 to 4 eggs are laid August to October time and incubated by the female only for around 14 days.

Size: 18cm. Weight: 32g.

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