Thrushes (Turdidae)

Short-toed Rock-thrush (Monticola brevipes) - HBW 10, p. 718

French: Monticole à doigts courts German: Kurzzehenrötel Spanish: Roquero de Namibia
Other common names: Transvaal Rock-thrush

Taxonomy: Petrocincla brevipes Waterhouse, 1838, ‘Tans Mountain, Damaraland, near Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Race pretoriae has been considered a separate species, but intergrades with nominate in Kuruman District of Northern Cape, in South Africa. Parapatric with M. angolensis. Two subspecies ­recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • brevipes (Waterhouse, 1838) - W Angola, Namibia and NW South Africa (Northern Cape).
  • pretoriae Gunning & Roberts, 1911 - SE Botswana, C South Africa (E from E Northern Cape) and Swaziland.

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