Thrushes (Turdidae)

Miombo Rock-thrush (Monticola angolensis) - HBW 10, p. 719

French: Monticole angolais German: Miomborötel 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.

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