Thrushes (Turdidae)

Karoo Chat (Cercomela schlegelii) - HBW 10, p. 789

French: Traquet du Karroo German: Bleichschmätzer Spanish: Colinegro del Karroo
Other common names: Grey-rumped/Schlegel’s Chat

Taxonomy: Erithacus schlegelii Wahlberg, 1855, Damaraland, Namibia.
Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • benguellensis (W. L. Sclater, 1928) - SW Angola and NW Namibia.
  • schlegelii (Wahlberg, 1855) - coastal Namibia.
  • namaquensis (W. L. Sclater, 1928) - S Namibia and NW South Africa (Northern Cape).
  • pollux (Hartlaub, 1866) - W & C South Africa (Western Cape E to W Free State).