Taita Thrush (Turdus helleri) - HBW 10, p. 658
French: Merle des Teita
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 Enlarge map
Taita Thrush foraging on the ground. Probably juvenile because of the mottled breast and flanks. Locality Taita Hills, Kenya
alexneu 6 February 2015 27 weeks ago 46 sec 4.8
Taita Thrush foraging on the ground. Probably juv/imm because of the mottled breast and flanks, orange tips on on scapulars and
Locality Taita Hills, Kenya
alexneu 6 February 2015 27 weeks ago 3.9
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