Thrushes (Turdidae)

Black-eared Ground-thrush (Zoothera camaronensis) - HBW 10, p. 689

French: Grive du Cameroun German: Kamerundrossel Spanish: Zorzal Camerunés
Other common names: Cameroon Ground-thrush (nominate); Grauer’s Ground-thrush (graueri); Kibale Ground-thrush (kibalensis)

Taxonomy: Geocichla camaronensis Sharpe, 1905, Efulen, Cameroon.
Race kibalensis has been considered a separate species on basis of its higher-elevation habitat (also reportedly larger size, more rufous upperparts, more compressed bill), but graueri inhabits similar forest types at only slightly lower altitudes. Race graueri has been thought by various authors to be closely related to race batesi of Z. princei, to which it is very similar in plumage. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • camaronensis ( Sharpe, 1905) - Cameroon and N Gabon.
  • graueri ( Sassi, 1914) - NE DRCongo and W Uganda.
  • kibalensis Prigogine, 1978 - Kibale Forest, in W Uganda.

  • Least Concern
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