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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Sheppardia
Haagner, 1909
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The akalats are medium-sized insectivorous birds in the genus Sheppardia. They were formerly placed in the thrush family, Turdidae, but are more often now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher Muscicapidae.

These are African forest-dwelling species.

Species are:

  • Bocage's Akalat, Sheppardia bocagei
    Lowland Akalat, Sheppardia cyornithopsis
    Equatorial Akalat, Sheppardia aequatorialis
    Sharpe's Akalat, Sheppardia sharpei
    East Coast Akalat, Sheppardia gunningi
    Gabela Akalat, Sheppardia gabela
    Usambara Akalat, Sheppardia montana
    Iringa Akalat, Sheppardia lowei
    Rubeho Akalat, Sheppardia aurantiithorax

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