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 14 weeks ago 26 sec 3.8
male singing fro treetop Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp hylophilus)
Martin Kennewell 29 September 2014 13 weeks ago 52 sec 3.3
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