Forest rock thrush

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Forest rock thrush
Forest Rock-Thrush (Monticola sharpei), Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.jpg
at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Monticola
Species: M. sharpei
Binomial name
Monticola sharpei
Gray, GR, 1871

Pseudocossyphus sharpei (Gray, 1871)

The forest rock thrush (Monticola sharpei) is a songbird in the family Muscicapidae, formerly placed in the Turdidae together with the other chats. It now includes Benson's rock thrush and Amber Mountain rock thrush as subspecies.

It is endemic to Madagascar. The type locality is the forests east of Ambatondrazaka, which in turn lies south of Lake Alaotra.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.