Babblers (Timaliidae)

Scaly-breasted Illadopsis (Illadopsis albipectus) - HBW 12, p. 187

French: Akalat à poitrine écaillée German: Schuppenbrust-Buschdrossling Spanish: Tordina Pechiescamada
Other common names: Scaly-breasted Thrush-babbler

Taxonomy: Turdinus albipectus Reichenow, 1887, Stanley Falls, DRCongo.
Formerly placed in genus Malacocincla. May form a superspecies with I. cleaveri; occasionally treated as conspecific, but plumages distinctive and ranges parapatric. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • barakae (F. J. Jackson, 1906) - SE Central African Republic, NE DRCongo, extreme S Sudan, W & SW Uganda and W Kenya.
  • albipectus (Reichenow, 1887) - W & NC DRCongo.
  • trensei (Meise, 1978) - NW Angola.