Forest Rock-thrush (Monticola sharpei) - HBW 10, p. 717
French: Monticole de forêt
Spanish: Roquero de Sharpe
Other common names: Forest/Sharpe’s/Eastern Robin-chat
Taxonomy: Cossypha Sharpei G. R. Gray, 1871, forests east of Ambatondrazaka (Lake Alaotra), Madagascar.
Sometimes placed with M. erythronotus, M. bensoni and M. imerinus in a separate genus, Pseudocossyphus, although recent genetic evidence, and the shared possession of a derived juvenile plumage, supports their inclusion in present genus. Has been considered conspecific with one or all of these. Described races salomonseni and interioris, from C & S parts of range, appear untenable. A possibly undescribed rock-thrush, reported from W Madagascar, is evidently intermediate in plumage between present species and M. erythronotus. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Madagascar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
PhotosSee all 8 photos
Adult male perched
Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
Markus Lilje 2 November 2011 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 5
A male carrying insect for young
Locality Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Frederic Pelsy 8 October 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Male standing on a branch
Dubi Shapiro 28 October 2010 4 years ago 4.4
male Forest Rock-thrush, Iaroka Forest
Locality Iaroka Forest, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
AdsBowley 9 October 2012 2 years ago 4.2
A female perched in a tree.
Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
John C. Mittermeier 10 January 2011 2 years ago 4
Adult male in the hand
Locality Mahatsinjo Forest, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
nlb.birder 20 November 2009 6 years ago 4
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