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Northern Ethiopia (secondary area)
Country/Territory Ethiopia,Somalia
Habitat loss

General characteristics 

This Secondary Area is defined by the range of Sombre Chat Cercomela dubia, a poorly known species recorded at a few north Ethiopian localities from the upper Awash valley eastwards (Keith et al. 1992), plus a single old record from the mountains of northern Somalia (in EBA 116) where it may possibly prove to be resident (Ash and Miskell 1983). The details of its habitat requirements and altitudinal range are unknown, but there is a recent record from rock- and grass-covered slopes with scattered Acacia at 1,625

Species IUCN Category
Sombre Chat (Cercomela dubia)  DD 

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

IBA Code Site Name Country
ET028  Awash National Park  Ethiopia 
SO006  Gacan Libaax  Somalia 

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Northern Ethiopia. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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