Rufous thrush

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Rufous thrushes
Finsch's rufous thrush
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Subfamily: Myadestinae
Genus: Stizorhina
Oberholser, 1899

N. finschii (Sharpe, 1870)
N. fraseri (Strickland, 1844)

The rufous thrushes, also known as flycatcher-thrushes, are medium-sized insectivorous birds in the genus Stizorhina of the thrush family Turdidae. These are African forest dwelling species. They are sometimes placed in the genus Neocossyphus.


The following species are currently recognized:[1]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Finsch's rufous thrush Stizorhina finschi (Sharpe, 1870) Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Benin, and Nigeria.
Fraser's rufous thrush Stizorhina fraseri (Strickland, 1844) Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia


  1. ^ "Stizorhina". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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