Fulvous Babbler (Turdoides fulva) - HBW 12, p. 219
French: Cratérope fauve
Spanish: Turdoide Rojizo
Other common names: Fulvous Chatterer
Taxonomy: Turdus fulvus Desfontaines, 1789, Gafsa, Tunisia.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with T. rubiginosa. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- maroccana Lynes, 1925 - NE Morocco and NW Algeria.
- fulva ( Desfontaines, 1789) - N Algeria, Tunisia and NW Libya.
- buchanani ( E. J. O. Hartert, 1921) - WC Mauritania and N Senegal E to S Algeria and W Chad.
- acaciae ( M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) - N & E Chad, N & C Sudan, N Eritrea and N Ethiopia; also extreme S Egypt (at least formerly).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
chick being fed Locality Tagdilt, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (ssp maroccana)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 20 March 2007 22 weeks ago 16 sec 4.3
A bird excavating and eating a beetle Locality Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (ssp maroccana)
Keith Blomerley 6 March 2010 5 years ago 44 sec 3.7
bird perched on a wall (windy) Locality Tagdilt, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (ssp maroccana)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 20 March 2007 22 weeks ago 22 sec 3.7
Four birds calling in a tamarisk then flying away Locality Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (ssp maroccana)
Keith Blomerley 6 March 2010 5 years ago 28 sec 3.6
Two birds in a tree. Locality Aoulouz, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (ssp maroccana)
Eric Roualet 30 March 2006 6 years ago 6 sec 3.4
A distant and short view of one bird Locality Oued Saquiat Al-Hamra, El Aaiún, Western Sahara (ssp maroccana)
Eric Roualet 3 February 2010 4 years ago 5 sec 3
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A bird perched on a palm
Locality Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (ssp maroccana)
Jose Ramon 2 March 2010 1 year ago 4
Frontal view, on the sand ground of the wadi.
Locality Oued Jenaa, Auserd, Western Sahara
Fran Trabalon 20 April 2012 2 years ago 3.9
Group of adult birds skulking in dwarf Palm trees
Locality Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (ssp marrocana)
auf 2 February 2006 2 years ago 3.8
Very common in North Sudan State, mostly in Date-Palm fields
Locality Delgo, Northern Sudan State, Sudan
Abubakr Mohammad 27 December 2013 1 year ago 3.7
Bird in a bush
Locality Tunisia (ssp fulva)
Alain Fossé 22 February 2006 5 years ago 3.7
Bird on a palm tree
Locality Morocco (ssp maroccana)
Alain Fossé 13 March 2004 5 years ago 3.7