Babblers (Timaliidae)

Northern Pied Babbler (Turdoides hypoleuca) - HBW 12, p. 225

French: Cratérope bigarré German: Bronzedrossling Spanish: Turdoide Pío

Taxonomy: Crateropus hypoleucus Cabanis, 1878, Kitui, Kenya.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with T. sharpei and T. squamulata, possibly including also T. hindei. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hypoleuca (Cabanis, 1878) - C & S Kenya S to N Tanzania (Mt Kilimanjaro).
  • rufuensis (Neumann, 1906) - NE Tanzania.