Thrushes (Turdidae)

Mountain Wheatear (Oenanthe monticola) - HBW 10, p. 795

French: Traquet montagnard German: Bergsteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba Montana
Other common names: Mountain Chat

Taxonomy: Oenanthe monticola Vieillot, 1818, Namaqualand, south-west Africa.
Proposed race griseiceps (from E Northern Cape, in South Africa) synonymized with nominate. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nigricauda Traylor, 1961 - S Cuanza Sul and Huambo, in W Angola.
  • albipileata (Bocage, 1867) - coastal SW Angola S from Benguela.
  • atmorii (Tristram, 1869) - W Namibia.
  • monticola Vieillot, 1818 - S Namibia, South Africa (E to C Northern Province and W KwaZulu-Natal), W Swaziland and Lesotho.

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