Thrushes (Turdidae)

Capped Wheatear (Oenanthe pileata) - HBW 10, p. 803

French: Traquet du Cap German: Erdsteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba Capirotada

Taxonomy: (Motacilla) pileata J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • livingstonii (Tristram, 1868) - C Kenya S to Botswana and E South Africa (S to N Eastern Cape).
  • neseri Macdonald, 1952 - Angola and N Namibia.
  • pileata (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - S Namibia and W South Africa.