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African Stonechat Saxicola torquata

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Ethiopian Stonechat
Old scientific name(s): Saxicola axillaris, Saxicola torquatus


Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  near Johannesburg, South Africa - Oct 14, 2003 © Charlie Moores  near Johannesburg, South Africa - Oct 14, 2003 © Charlie Moores 
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Africa s. of the Sahara, Madagascar, and Comoro Is.;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) S. Mali (Inner Niger Delta, and isolated mountains) and nw. Sengal (Senegal Delta).
(2) Highlands of se. Guinea, e. Sierra Leone, w. Ivory Coast, and Liberia?.
(3) Se. Nigeria, n. and w. Cameroon (Cameroon Mountain) and Fernando Po (Bioko), to s. Gabon, s. Congo (lower Congo River) and nw. Angola.
(4) Highlands of e. Zaire to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, n. and w. Tanzania.
(5) E. Chad and w. Sudan (Darfur region).
(6) Highlands of Ethiopia, se. Sudan and ne. Uganda.
(7) S. and e. Angola, ne. Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, sw. Tanzania, Malawi, s. Mozambique, and n. South Africa (n. Cape Province).
(8) Coastal w. Namibia, and nw. South Africa (nw. Cape Province).
(9) South Africa (n. to sw. Cape Province to Natal and Transvaal), and w. Swaziland.
(10) Highlands of s. Tanzania to Malawi, e. Zimbabwe, w. Mozambique, e. South Africa (n. Transvaal).
(11) Highlands of Lesotho and South Africa (w. Natal).
Winters to e. Zimbabwe.
(12) Mountains of sw. Arabia (sw. Saudi Arabia and w. Yemen).
(13) Comoro Is. (Grand Comoro Is. (Njazidja)).
(14) W., s. and e. Madagascar.
(15) N. Madagascar (Tsaratanana Massif).
(16) C. Madagascar (Ankaratra Massif and adjacent cw. Savannas).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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