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Babblers (Timaliidae)

Mountain Illadopsis (Illadopsis pyrrhoptera) - HBW 12, p. 189

French: Akalat montagnard German: Bergbuschdrossling Spanish: Tordina Montañesa
Other common names: Mountain Thrush-babbler

Taxonomy: Callene pyrrhoptera Reichenow and Neumann, 1895, Mau (0º10¢ S, 35º41¢ E), Kenya.
Previously placed in genus Malacocincla. Has been thought to form a superspecies with I. rufipennis, normally occurring at higher altitudes than latter in areas of sympatry. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pyrrhoptera (Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) - E DRCongo, SW & E Uganda, W Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and W Tanzania.
  • nyasae (Benson, 1939) - N Malawi.

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