Thrushes (Turdidae)

Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush (Zoothera imbricata) - HBW 10, p. 693

French: Grive de Ceylan German: Ceylonerddrossel Spanish: Zorzal Dorado de Ceilán

Taxonomy: Zoothera imbricata E. L. Layard, 1854, Sri Lanka.
Usually treated as a race of Z. dauma. Belongs in a group, possibly a superspecies, formed by that species and Z. lunulata, Z. heinei, Z. machiki, Z. talaseae, Z. margaretae, Z. turipavae, Z. monticola and Z. marginata, perhaps including also Z. mollissima and Z. dixoni. Race neilgherriensis of Z. dauma may belong with present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Sri Lanka.

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