Hartlaub's babbler

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Hartlaub's babbler
Hartlaub's babbler (Turdoides hartlaubii), crop.jpg
In a wetland in the Matetsi Safari
Area of western Zimbabwe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Turdoides
Species: T. hartlaubii
Binomial name
Turdoides hartlaubii

Hartlaub's babbler or Angola babbler (Turdoides hartlaubii) is a species of bird in the Leiothrichidae family, which is native to south central Africa. The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the German physician and ornithologist Gustav Hartlaub.[2]


The species is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, DRC, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Turdoides hartlaubii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 180–159–160.
  • Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. 70 – 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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