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Alternative name: Thyolo Alethe

Chamaetylas choloensis

Alethe choloensis


  • Warm brown above
  • Buff-grey below
  • White chin and throat
  • White tipped outer tail feathers


Eastern Africa found in Mozambique and Malawi.


Formerly placed in genus Alethe and in Pseudalethe by Clements. However, Chamaetylas has priority over Pseudalethe.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. choloensis:
  • Montane forests of southern Malawi (east of Rift Valley)
  • C. c. namuli:


Moist montanes.




The diet includes insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World

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