Thrushes (Turdidae)

Taita Thrush (Turdus helleri) - HBW 10, p. 658

French: Merle des Teita German: Taitadrossel Spanish: Zorzal de los Taita

Taxonomy: Planesticus helleri Mearns, 1913, Mount Mbololo, east of Mount Kilimanjaro, south-eastern Kenya.
Commonly treated as a race of T. olivaceus, in part because of anomalous geographical position within latter’s range. Monotypic.

Distribution: Taita Hills, in SE Kenya.

  • Critically Endangered
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