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Rock thrushes
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Male Short-toed Rock Thrush, Monticola brevipes
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Family: Muscicapidae
Subfamily: Saxicolinae
Genus: Monticola
F. Boie, 1822
Species

13, see text

Synonyms

Pseudocossyphus

The rock thrushes, Monticola, are a genus of chats, medium-sized mostly insectivorous or omnivorous songbirds. They were in former times placed in the thrush family Turdidae but actually belong in the closely related Muscicapidae. All are Old World birds, and most are associated with mountainous regions.

Three of the species are sometimes separated in Pseudocossyphus.

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