Thrushes (Turdidae)

Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus) - HBW 10, p. 767

French: Pseudotraquet indien German: Strauchschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla Terrestre
Other common names: Indian Chat(!); Black-backed Robin (nominate); Brown-backed (Indian) Robin (cambaiensis)

Taxonomy: (Motacilla) fulicata Linnaeus, 1766, Philippines; error = Pondicherry, India.
Scutellate tarsi and slightly decurved bill render systematic position of genus uncertain. Races intergrade. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cambaiensis ( Latham, 1790) - Pakistan, N & W India and S Nepal.
  • erythrurus ( Lesson, 1831) - NE India.
  • intermedius Whistler & Kinnear, 1932 - C India.

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  • cambaiensis ( Latham, 1790) - Pakistan, N & W India and S Nepal.
  • erythrurus ( Lesson, 1831) - NE India.
  • intermedius Whistler & Kinnear, 1932 - C India.
  • fulicatus ( Linnaeus, 1766) - S India.
  • leucopterus ( Lesson, 1840) - Sri Lanka.