Thrushes (Turdidae)

Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) - HBW 10, p. 647

French: Merle à plastron German: Ringdrossel Spanish: Mirlo Capiblanco

Taxonomy: Turdus torquatus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • torquatus Linnaeus, 1758 - Ireland, W Britain, NW France, W & N Scandinavia and NW Russia; non-breeding S Europe and NW Africa.
  • alpestris (C. L. Brehm, 1831) - N Spain and C Europe E to Balkans, Greece and W Asia Minor, also N Africa (possibly Algeria); non-breeding also N Africa, SE Europe and S Turkey.
  • amicorum Hartert, 1923 - C & E Turkey, Caucasus area, N Iran and SW Turkmenistan; non-breeding also N Africa and C & S Iran.