Thrushes (Turdidae)

White-bellied Bushchat (Saxicola gutturalis) - HBW 10, p. 786

French: Tarier à gorge blanche German: Timorschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla de Timor
Other common names: White-bellied Chat, Timor Bushchat

Taxonomy: Oenanthe gutturalis Vieillot, 1818, New Holland; error = Timor.
Possibly closest to S. ferreus, but behaviour and ecology suggest that it may merit separate generic placement. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • gutturalis (Vieillot, 1818) - Timor, and probably Roti I.
  • luctuosus Bonaparte, 1850 - Semau I, off SW Timor.

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