Forest Rock Thrush

Forest Rock Thrush
Forest Rock Thrush
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Monticola
Species: M. sharpei
Binomial name
Monticola sharpei
Gray, 1871, Madagascar [forests east of Ambatondrazaka (Lake Aloatra)]

Pseudocossyphus sharpei (Gray, 1871)

The Forest Rock Thrush (Monticola sharpei) is a songbird in the family Muscicapidae, formerly placed in the Turdidae together with the other chats. It nowadays usually includes Benson's Rock Thrush as a subspecies M. s. bensoni, while the Amber Mountain Rock-thrush (M. erythronotus) has been raised to distinct species status.

It is endemic to Madagascar. The type locality is the forests east of Ambatondrazaka, which in turn lies south of Lake Alaotra.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.