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- Monticola brevipes
Includes Pretoria (Transvaal) Rock-Thrush
Wing coverts are grey, the head is pale grey to white in most subspecies (less so in pretoriae), and the separation of grey throat from orange breast is neat and contrasty.
Cape Rock Thrush is the main contender.
Monticola brevipes has two subspecies:
- M. b. brevipes
- M. b. pretoriae
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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- Birdforum thread discussing id of Short-toed Rock Thrush and especially subspecies pretoriae
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Short-toed Rock Thrush. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Short-toed_Rock_Thrush