Babblers (Timaliidae)

Brown Illadopsis (Illadopsis fulvescens) - HBW 12, p. 189

French: Akalat brun German: Braunbauch-Buschdrossling Spanish: Tordina Parda
Other common names: Brown Thrush-babbler, Brown-breasted Illadopsis; Moloney’s Illadopsis (moloneyana, iboensis)

Taxonomy: Turdirostris fulvescens Cassin, 1859, Cama River, Gabon.
Has been placed in genus Trichastoma and in Malacocincla. Races iboensis and moloneyana have been thought possibly to represent a separate species; latter, however, appears to intergrade with race gularis in Ghana. Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • gularis Sharpe, 1870 - SW Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone E to SW Ghana.
  • moloneyana (Sharpe, 1892) - SE Ghana E to SW Nigeria.
  • iboensis (E. J. O. Hartert, 1907) - SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon; also (probably this race) in C Nigeria (Jos Plateau).

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  • gularis Sharpe, 1870 - SW Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone E to SW Ghana.
  • moloneyana (Sharpe, 1892) - SE Ghana E to SW Nigeria.
  • iboensis (E. J. O. Hartert, 1907) - SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon; also (probably this race) in C Nigeria (Jos Plateau).
  • fulvescens (Cassin, 1859) - S Cameroon S to S PRCongo, extreme W DRCongo, also W Central African Republic.
  • ugandae (van Someren, 1915) - SC Central African Republic and E PRCongo E through DRCongo to S Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya and W Tanzania, also NE Angola.
  • dilutior (C. M. N. White, 1953) - NW Angola.
  • Least Concern
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