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Chats (formerly sometimes known as Chat-thrushes) are a group of small Old World insectivorous birds formerly classed as members of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered Old World flycatchers. The Angola Cave-chat (Xenocopsychus ansorgei) Is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. Its genus Xenocopsychus is monotypic. It is endemic to Angola. Its natural habitat is moist savanna, and it is somewhat rare due to habitat loss. The Karoo Chat (Cercomela schlegelii) Is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It is a common resident breeder in southwesternmost Angola, western Namibia and western South Africa. Its habitat is Karoo and desert scrub in the south, extending to the escarpment zone in the north. The Karoo Chat is 16–18 cm long and weighs around 32 gm. Its upperparts are grey, but it has a rufous patch behind the eye, and the tail is black with white outer feathers. Its underparts are white, the ... read more  Read More