African Thrush

Turdus pelios - Merle africain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Turdidés

  • Genus
    :

    Turdus

  • Species
    :

    pelios

Descriptor

Bonaparte, 1850

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 23 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 46 à 72 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Merle africain
adult
Merle africain
adult

African Thrush (Turdus pelios) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family.

Subspecific information 9 subspecies

  • Turdus pelios pelios (e Cameroon to Sudan, Eritrea and e Ethiopia)
  • Turdus pelios chiguancoides (Senegal to n Ghana)
  • Turdus pelios saturatus (w Ghana to Cameroon, Congo and Gabon)
  • Turdus pelios nigrilorum (Mt. Cameroon. sw Cameroon.)
  • Turdus pelios poensis (Bioko I.)
  • Turdus pelios bocagei (w DRCongo and w Angola)
  • Turdus pelios centralis (e Congo and s Central African Republic to s Ethiopia, w Kenya, and nw Tanzania)
  • Turdus pelios graueri (e DRCongo, Burundi, Rwanda and w Tanzania)
  • Turdus pelios stormsi (se DRCongo, e Angola and n Zambia)

Foreign names

  • Merle africain,
  • Zorzal africano,
  • tordo-africano,
  • Afrikadrossel,
  • afrikai rigó,
  • Pelioslijster,
  • Tordo africano,
  • aftontrast,
  • Landsbytrost,
  • drozd spevavý,
  • drozd africký,
  • Afrikansk Drossel,
  • afrikanlaulurastas,
  • merla africana,
  • drozd żółtodzioby,
  • Западноафриканский дрозд,
  • アフリカツグミ,
  • 非洲鸫,
  • 非洲鶇,

Voice song and cries

Merle africain
adult

Habitat

Merle africain
adult

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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published: - Updated: 05-03-2009
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