Sentinel Rock-thrush (Monticola explorator) - HBW 10, p. 718
French: Monticole espion
Spanish: Roquero Centinela
Taxonomy: Turdus explorator Vieillot, 1818, mountains of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Darker birds from Lesotho E to S Mozambique described as race tenebriformis, but characters appear inconstant and variation clinal. Monotypic.
Distribution: E & S South Africa, Lesotho and S Mozambique.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Feeding on the lawn
Locality Sun City and Lost City, North West Province, South Africa
Robert Erasmus 17 February 2014 8 weeks ago 4
A perched Adult
Locality Sir Lowry's Pass, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Tony Palliser 21 November 2009 2 years ago 3.9
A male perched on a rock.
Locality Sani Pass, Lesotho (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 23 January 2011 1 year ago 3.8
Locality Bokong Nature Reserve, Lesotho
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 13 April 2011 2 years ago 3.8
An immature male
Locality Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 27 March 2011 2 years ago 3.5
On a rock
Locality Sani Pass, Lesotho
Guy Poisson 12 November 2012 1 year ago 3.4
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