Miombo Rock-thrush (Monticola angolensis) - HBW 10, p. 719
French: Monticole angolais
Spanish: Roquero Angoleño
Other common names: Angola/Mottled Rock-thrush
Taxonomy: Monticola angolensis Soussa, 1888, Caconda, Benguella, Angola.
Parapatric with M. brevipes. Geographical variation possibly mainly clinal, plumage becoming paler from E & N to S, and races intergrading; species perhaps better treated as monotypic. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- angolensis Sousa, 1888 - Angola and S DRCongo E to N, S & SW Tanzania and Rwanda and S to N Zambia.
- hylophilus Clancey, 1965 - S Zambia, W Malawi, W Mozambique, NE Botswana and Zimbabwe.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
male singing from tree top Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp hylophilus)
Martin Kennewell 29 September 2014 8 weeks ago 26 sec 3.8
male singing fro treetop Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp hylophilus)
Martin Kennewell 29 September 2014 7 weeks ago 52 sec 3.3
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