Thrushes (Turdidae)

White-fronted Black-chat (Pentholaea albifrons) - HBW 10, p. 726

French: Traquet à front blanc German: Weißstirnschmätzer Spanish: Zorzal-hormiguero Frentiblanco
Other common names: White-fronted/White-forehead Chat

Taxonomy: Saxicola albifrons Rüppell, 1837, Tembien, Ethiopia.
Often treated in genus Myrmecocichla. On basis of female plumage, nominate race and pachyrhyncha form one group, and the three other races another. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • frontalis ( Swainson, 1837) - Senegal and Gambia E to N Cameroon.
  • limbata Reichenow, 1921 - E Cameroon E to Central African Republic.
  • clericalis Hartlaub, 1882 - S Sudan, N DRCongo and Uganda.

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  • frontalis ( Swainson, 1837) - Senegal and Gambia E to N Cameroon.
  • limbata Reichenow, 1921 - E Cameroon E to Central African Republic.
  • clericalis Hartlaub, 1882 - S Sudan, N DRCongo and Uganda.
  • albifrons ( Rüppell, 1837) - Eritrea and N Ethiopia.
  • pachyrhyncha Neumann, 1906 - SW Ethiopia.
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