Thrushes (Turdidae)

Tractrac Chat (Cercomela tractrac) - HBW 10, p. 789

French: Traquet tractrac German: Oranjeschmätzer Spanish: Colinegro Tractrac
Other common names: Layard’s Chat

Taxonomy: Motacilla tractrac Wilkes, 1817, Auteniquois country = probably Orange River, South Africa.
Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hoeschi (Niethammer, 1955) - SW Angola and NW Namibia.
  • albicans (Wahlberg, 1855) - W Namibia (W Damaraland, N Great Namaqualand).
  • barlowi (Roberts, 1937) - C & S Great Namaqualand, in S Namibia.

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  • hoeschi (Niethammer, 1955) - SW Angola and NW Namibia.
  • albicans (Wahlberg, 1855) - W Namibia (W Damaraland, N Great Namaqualand).
  • barlowi (Roberts, 1937) - C & S Great Namaqualand, in S Namibia.
  • nebulosa Clancey, 1962 - SW Namibia.
  • tractrac (Wilkes, 1817) - W South Africa (Northern Cape and SW Free State S to Karoo).
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