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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Muscicapoidea

Familia: Muscicapidae
Genus: Cercotrichas
Species: C. barbata - C. coryphaeus - C. galactotes - C. hartlaubi - C. leucophrys - C. leucosticta - - C. paena - C. podobe - C. quadrivirgata - C. signata


Cercotrichas (Boie, 1831)


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Vernacular names
English: Scrub-robin
Lietuvių: Krūminės liepsnelės
Suomi: Ruostepyrstöt

The scrub robins or bush chats are medium-sized insectivorous birds in the genus Cercotrichas. They were formerly in the thrush family, (Turdidae), but are more often now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher family, (Muscicapidae). They are not closely related to the Australian scrub-robins, genus Drymodes in the family Petroicidae.

The genus name Cercotrichas is from Ancient Greek kerkos, "tail" and trikhas, "thrush".[1]

Scrub robins are mainly African species of open woodland or scrub, which nest in bushes or on the ground, but the rufous-tailed scrub robin also breeds in southern Europe and east to Pakistan.

The genus contains the following species:[2]

Karoo scrub robin, Cercotrichas coryphaeus
Forest scrub robin, Cercotrichas leucosticta
Bearded scrub robin, Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
Miombo scrub robin, Cercotrichas barbata
Black scrub robin, Cercotrichas podobe
Rufous-tailed scrub robin, Cercotrichas galactotes
Kalahari scrub robin, Cercotrichas paena
Brown-backed scrub robin, Cercotrichas hartlaubi
White-browed scrub robin, Cercotrichas leucophrys
Brown scrub robin, Cercotrichas signata


Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London, United Kingdom: Christopher Helm. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4..

Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Chats, Old World flycatchers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.

Further reading
Voelker, G.; Peñalbab, J.V.; Huntley, J.W.; Bowie, R.C.K. (2014). "Diversification in an Afro-Asian songbird clade (Erythropygia–Copsychus) reveals founder-event speciation via trans-oceanic dispersals and a southern to northern colonization pattern in Africa". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 73: 97–105. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.01.024. PMID 24508703.

Cercotrichas (Boie, 1831)

Isis, oder Encyclopädische Zeitung 24 col.542

Vernacular names
English: Scrub Robin
suomi: Ruostepyrstöt
lietuvių: Krūminės liepsnelės
русский: Тугайные соловьи

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