Chats (formerly sometimes known as Chats thrushes) are insectivorous birds found in Europe and Asia in the subfamily Saxicolinae.

Species are:

  • Family: Muscicapidae
    • Subfamily: Saxicolinae
      • Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica
      • Siberian Rubythroat, Luscinia calliope
      • Rufous-tailed Robin, Luscinia sibilans
      • Thrush Nightingale, Luscinia luscinia
      • Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos
      • Indian Blue Robin, Luscinia brunneus
      • White-tailed Rubythroat, Luscinia pectoralis
      • Rufous-headed Robin, Luscinia ruficeps
      • Black-throated Blue Robin, Luscinia obscura
      • Firethroat, Luscinia pectardens
      • Siberian Blue Robin, Luscinia cyane
      • Red-flanked Bluetail, Tarsiger cyanurus
      • Golden Bush-Robin, Tarsiger chrysaeus
      • White-browed Bush-Robin, Tarsiger indicus
      • Rufous-breasted Bush-Robin, Tarsiger hyperythrus
      • Collared Bush-Robin, Tarsiger johnstoniae
      • European Robin, rubecula
      • Japanese Robin, Erithacus akahige
      • Ryūkyū Robin, Erithacus komadori
      • White-throated Robin, Irania gutturalis
      • Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra
      • Stoliczka’s Bushchat or White-browed Bushchat, Saxicola macrorhyncha
      • Hodgson’s Bushchat or White-throated Bushchat, Saxicola insignis
      • Fuerteventura Chat or Canary Island Stonechat, Saxicola dacotiae
      • European Stonechat, Saxicola rubicola (previously S. torquata rubicola)
      • Siberian Stonechat or Asian Stonechat, Saxicola maura (previously S. torquata maura)
      • African Stonechat, Saxicola torquata
      • Réunion Stonechat, Saxicola tectes
      • White-tailed Stonechat, Saxicola leucura
      • Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata
      • Jerdon’s Bushchat, Saxicola jerdoni
      • Grey Bushchat, Saxicola ferrea
      • White-bellied Bushchat or Timor Bushchat, Saxicola gutturalis
      • Buff-streaked Bushchat, Saxicola bifasciata
      • White-starred Robin, Pogonocichla stellata
      • Swynnerton’s Robin, Swynnertonia swynnertoni
      • Forest Robin, Stiphrornis erythrothorax
      • Angola Cave-Chat, Xenocopsychus ansorgei
      • Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicata
      • White-tailed Robin, Cinclidium leucurum
      • Sunda Robin, Cinclidium diana
      • Blue-fronted Robin, Cinclidium frontale
      • Grandala, Grandala coelicolor
      • Herero Chat, Namibornis herero
      • Sicklewing Chat, Cercomela sinuata
      • Karoo Chat, Cercomela schlegelii
      • Tractrac Chat, Cercomela tractrac
      • Familiar Chat, Cercomela familiaris
      • Brown-tailed Chat, Cercomela scotocerca
      • Indian Chat, Cercomela fusca
      • Sombre Chat, Cercomela dubia
      • Blackstart, Cercomela melanura
      • Moorland Chat, Cercomela sordida
      • Congo Moorchat, Myrmecocichla tholloni
      • Northern Anteater-Chat, Myrmecocichla aethiops
      • Southern Anteater-Chat, Myrmecocichla formicivora Mocking Chat
      • Sooty Chat, Myrmecocichla nigra
      • Rueppell’s Chat, Myrmecocichla melaena
      • White-fronted Black-Chat, Myrmecocichla albifrons
      • White-headed Black-Chat, Myrmecocichla arnotti
      • Mocking Cliff-Chat, Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
      • White-winged Cliff-Chat, Thamnolaea semirufa
      • Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus
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