Fraser's rufous thrush

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Fraser's rufous thrush
Stizorhina fraseri rubicunda & Stizorhina finschi 1870.jpg
  1. Stizorhina fraseri rubicunda
  2. Stizorhina finschi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Neocossyphus
Fischer & Reichenow, 1884
Species: N. fraseri
Binomial name
Neocossyphus fraseri
(Strickland, 1844)

Stizorhina fraseri

Fraser's rufous thrush (Neocossyphus fraseri), also known as the rufous flycatcher-thrush, is a species of bird in the thrush family.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in 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. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Finsch's flycatcher-thrush is often considered conspecific with it (BirdLife International 2004). However, Finsch's flycatcher-thrush is treated here as a separate species following the Handbook of the Birds of the World (del Hoyo et al. 2005). Also, the flycatcher-thrushes are sometimes placed in a separate genus, Stizorhina (BirdLife International 2004), but here they are placed in Neocossyphus, again following del Hoyo et al. (2005).