The chat flycatcher (Bradornis infuscatus, kanelisavannisieppo in Finnish) is an earthy light reddish-brown in colour and has large, pale wing edges. Juvenile flycatchers have speckled feathers. The flycatcher produces a song that consists of a “cher cher chirrup” sound. The bird is about twenty centimeters long.
The flycatcher frequently perches on low-lying bushes and telephone wires. Its natural habitat is dry savanna.
The chat flycatcher hunts insects. Specifically, it consumes termites, ants and beetles. The flycatcher also consumes small reptiles such as Typhlops, a genus of blind snakes.