Eastern nicator

The eastern nicator (Nicator gularis) is a species of songbird in the family Nicatoridae. It is found in Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It occurs south to around Mtunzini in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and is regularly reported from lowland areas north through to east Africa, including inland areas along the Zambezi River.[2]

Eastern nicator
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A juvenile in begging pose, Mkhuze Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nicatoridae
Genus: Nicator
N. gularis
Binomial name
Nicator gularis
Nicator gularis distribution map.png

This species was formerly called the "yellow-spotted nicator" although this is no longer the case, with that name now belonging solely to the central African western nicator.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Nicator gularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22713100A118717050. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22713100A118717050.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ "SABAP2 | 725 | Nicator, Eastern". Archived from the original on 2016-10-02. Retrieved 2016-09-28.

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