Amber Mountain Rock-thrush


Amber Mountain Rock-thrush
Amber Mountain Rock-thrush
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Monticola
Species: M. erythronotus
Binomial name
Monticola erythronotus
(Lavauden, 1929)
Synonyms

Pseudocossyphus erythronotus
Pseudocossyphus sharpei erythronotus

The Amber Mountain Rock-thrush (Monticola erythronotus) is a songbird in the family Muscicapidae, formerly placed in the Turdidae together with the other chats. It was for long included in the Forest Rock Thrush (M. sharpei) as a subspecies, but it is usually considered a separate species nowadays.

It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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