Babblers (Timaliidae)

Fulvous Babbler (Turdoides fulva) - HBW 12, p. 219

French: Cratérope fauve German: Akaziendrossling 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).