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Rock thrushes

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Rock thrushes
Female Blue Rock Thrush
 
Female Blue Rock Thrush
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Turdidae
 
Genus: Monticola
Boie, 1822
Species
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The rock thrushes are medium-sized mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Monticola in the thrush family Turdidae. Three of the species are sometimes treated in a separate genus Pseudocossyphus.

All are Old World species associated with mountainous regions:

  • Benson's Rock Thrush, Monticola (Pseudocossyphus) bensoni
    Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Monticola cinclorhynchus
    Blue Rock Thrush, Monticola solitarius
    Cape Rock Thrush, Monticola rupestris
    Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Monticola rufiventris
    Forest Rock Thrush, Monticola (Pseudocossyphus) sharpei
    Little Rock Thrush, Monticola rufocinereus
    Littoral Rock Thrush, Monticola (Pseudocossyphus) imerinus
    Miombo Rock Thrush, Monticola angolensis
    Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Monticola saxatilis
    Sentinel Rock Thrush, Monticola explorator
    Short-toed Rock Thrush, Monticola brevipes
    White-throated Rock Thrush, Monticola gularis

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