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Groundscraper Thrush

Turdus litsitsirupa (Smith, A 1836)

The groundscraper thrush is a passerine bird of southern and eastern Africa belonging to the thrush family, Turdidae. It was previously considered the only member of the genus Psophocichla, but phylogenetic analysis supports it belonging in the genus Turdus, of which it is the most basal species. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Turdidae
Genus:
   Turdus
Scientific:
  Turdus litsitsirupa


Original description

Citation:
  (Smith, A 1836)

Reference:
   Rep. Exped. C. Afr.

Protonym:
  Merula litsitsirupa

Link:
  https://archive.org/details/reportexpeditio00afrigoog/page/n51


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  8C5759C588A5C7CA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-8C5759C5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8C5759C5


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916157

Geographic range:

  • Turdus litsitsirupa litsitsirupa: C Namibia to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and S Africa
  • Turdus litsitsirupa stierlingi: N Angola to se Democratic Republic of the Congo, w Tanzania, w Malawi and Mozambique
  • Turdus litsitsirupa pauciguttatus: S Angola to n Namibia and nw Botswana
English:
Groundscraper Thrush
Catalan:
griva africana
Czech:
drozd pruholící
Danish:
Opret Jorddrossel
German:
Akaziendrossel
Spanish:
Zorzal litsitsirupa
Finnish:
pöyhijärastas
French:
Grive litsitsirupa
Croatian:
pozemni drozd
Hungarian:
akácia rigó
Italian:
Tordo grattaterra
Japanese:
ウタツグミモドキ
Lithuanian:
strazdas žemkasys
Dutch:
Acacialijster
Norwegian:
marktrost
Polish:
drozd kroplisty
Portuguese:
tordo-de-peito-malhado
Portuguese (Portugal):
tordo-litsitsirupa
Russian:
Дрозд-землекоп
Slovak:
drozd akáciový
Serbian:
Akacijin drozd
Swedish:
jordtrast
Ukrainian:
дрізд-землекоп
Chinese:
非洲地鸫
Chinese (Traditional):
草原寬鶇


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Groundscraper Thrush [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus] ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Groundscraper Thrush [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus] ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Groundscraper Thrush [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus] ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Groundscraper Thrush [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus] ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Groundscraper Thrush [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus] ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Groundscraper Thrush [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus] ( Turdus litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus])
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2023:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper) ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper) ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper) ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper) ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper) ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper) ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper) ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Groundscraper Thrush ( Psophocichla litsitsirupa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.04:
Groundscraper Thrush ( Turdus litsitsirupa) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Turdus [litsitsirupa or simensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Gevlekte Lyster, Gevlekte Lyster (Gevlekte)
Catalan: griva africana
Czech: drozd pruholící
Danish: Opret Jorddrossel
German: Akaziendrossel, Akaziendrossel [litsitsirupa-Gruppe]
English: Groundscraper Thrush, Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper), Groundscraper Thrush [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus]
English, HBW: Groundscraper Thrush
English (IOC): Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper)
English (United States): Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper)
Esperanto: Grundoskrapulo, Licicirupo, Sudorientafrika turdo
Spanish: Zorzal litsitsirupa, Zorzal Litsitsirupa (grupo litsitsirupa)
Spanish (Spain): Zorzal litsitsirupa (grupo litsitsirupa), Zorzal Litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group]
Spanish (HBW): Groundscraper Thrush (Groundscraper)
Finnish: pöyhijärastas
French: Grive litsitsirupa, Grive litsitsirupa (litsitsirupa), Grive litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus], Grive litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa], Grive litsitsirupa [nominal], Merle litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus]
Croatian: pozemni drozd
Hungarian: akácia rigó
Italian: Tordo grattaterra
Japanese (romaji): utatsugumimodoki (litsitsirupa guru-pu)
Japanese: ウタツグミモドキ, ウタツグミモドキ (litsitsirupa グループ), ウタツグミモドキ(litsitsirupa グループ)
Scientific: Merula letsitsirupa, Merula litsitsirupa, Psophocichla litsitsirupa, Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa Group], Psophocichla litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus], Psophocichla litsitsirupa litsitsirupa, Turdus litsitsirupa, Turdus litsitsirupa [litsitsirupa, stierlingi, pauciguttatus], Turdus litsitsirupa litsitsirupa, Turdus strepitans
Lithuanian: strazdas žemkasys
Dutch: Acacialijster, Acacialijster (litsitsirupa groep)
Norwegian: marktrost, marktrost (litsitsirupa gr.)
Polish: drozd kroplisty, drozd kroplisty [gr. litsitsirupa]
Portuguese: tordo-de-peito-malhado
Portuguese (Portugal): tordo-litsitsirupa, tordo-litsitsirupa [grupo litsitsirupa]
Russian: Дрозд-землекоп, Дрозд-землекоп [группа litsitsirupa]
Slovak: drozd akáciový, drozd akáciový (skup.)
Serbian: Akacijin drozd, Akacijin drozd (južni)
Swedish: jordtrast, jordtrast [gruppen litsitsirupa], jordtrast [litsitsirupa Group]
Turkish: Litsitsirupa Ardıcı, Litsitsirupa ardıcı [litsitsirupa grubu]
Ukrainian: дрізд-землекоп
Chinese: 非洲地鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 草原寬鶇

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