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Sentinel Rock-Thrush

Sentinel Rock Thruh, Sentinel Rock Thrush, Sentinel Rockthrush, Sentinel Rock-Thrush, Monticola explorator, Roquero Centinela, Roquero Explorador, Merle à dos bleu, Merle de roche montagnard, Monticole espion, angteenrotslijster, Langteen-rotslijster, Langzehenrötel, Langtoonkliplyster, Длиннопалый каменный дрозд, 哨声矶鸫, Umganto, Southern: Thume,

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Monticola explorator Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Turdidae Family
16·5 - 18 cm Length
Tropical high altitude grassland, rocky areas, pastureland. Between 2,000 - 3200 m.  Range:- Lesotho, Mozambique, [South Africa:- Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo Province Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape,] & Swaziland,

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Habitat
Altitude
Range
1(2-3)4 pale blue eggs, often finely speckled with rust, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Arthropods, molluscs, worms, fruit berries, small frogs & probably small lizards. Food  
Gives false alarm calls to distract other birds so that it can steel their food. Habits
6251 - TSN: 561210 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

AKA:- Afrikaans: Langtoonkliplyster
Czech: Skalník dlouhoprstý, skalník horský
Danish: Lille Kapstendrossel
German: Langzehenrötel
English: Sentinel Rock Thruh, Sentinel Rock Thrush, Sentinel Rockthrush, Sentinel Rock-Thrush,
Spanish: Roquero Centinela, Roquero Explorador
Finnish: Rinnekivikkorastas
French: Merle à dos bleu, Merle de roche montagnard, Monticole espion
Hungarian: hosszúujjú kövirigó
Italian: Codirossone sentinella
Japanese: koshiakaisohiyo, koshiakaisohiyodori
Japanese: コシアカイソヒヨ, コシアカイソヒヨドリ
Latin: Monticola explorator
Dutch: Langteenrotslijster, Langteen-rotslijster
Norwegian: Vaktsteintrost
Polish: nagórnik modroszyi
Portuguese: Melro-das-rochas-sentinela
Russian: Длиннопалый каменный дрозд
Slovak: skaliar hliadkársky
Sotho, Southern: Thume
Swedish: Mindre kapstentrast, vaktstentrast
Xhosa: Umganto
Chinese: 哨声矶鸫

Sub-species
Monticola explorator
Monticola explorator explorator
Monticola explorator tenebriformis

  • Monticola explorator explorator: eastern and southern South Africa (south to Southwestern Western Cape)
  • Monticola explorator tenebriformis: Swaziland (Lebombo Mts.); winters north to S Mozambique
Source: Clements checklist 2012

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