Babblers (Timaliidae)

Southern White-rumped Babbler (Turdoides hartlaubii) - HBW 12, p. 224

French: Cratérope de Hartlaub German: Hartlaubdrossling Spanish: Turdoide de Hartlaub
Other common names: Angola/Hartlaub’s/White-rumped Babbler

Taxonomy: Crateropus Hartlaubii Bocage, 1868, Bibala, Namibe, Angola.
May form a superspecies with T. leucopygia, perhaps including also T. melanops and T. sharpei; often treated as conspecific with first-named. Proposed race ater (from Rwanda S to NE Zambia and SW Tanzania) considered a synonym of nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hartlaubii ( Bocage, 1868) - Rwanda and E & SE DRCongo S to NE & W Zambia and SW Tanzania, and to C & SE Angola and NE Namibia.
  • griseosquamata Clancey, 1974 - WC Zambia S to N Botswana and extreme W Zimbabwe.