Sooty Chat

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Names and conservation status
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Mara Triangle National Reserve
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Mara Triangle National Reserve

It is 15 to 16 cm long, stocky and relatively short-tailed for a chat. The adult male's plumage is glossy black except for white patches on the upper wings that are usually visible or only partly concealed when the bird is at rest. The female and young are very dark brown .

In Kenya the sooty chat can be seen in the grasslands of the Mara region.