Genus: Monticola (rock-thrushes)

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There are a total of 13 species of rock-thrushes, distributed through Eurasia, Africa and Madgascar, of which four are found in southern Africa. 

Species indigenous to southern Africa

Monticola angolensis (Miombo rock-thrush) 

 

Monticola brevipes (Short-toed rock-thrush) 

Monticola explorator (Sentinel rock-thrush) 

Monticola rupestris (Cape rock-thrush) 

   
 

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