Spotted Ground-thrush Geokichla guttata


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Chittenden, H. 2003. Spotted Ground Thrush re-using old nests. KZN Birds: 17.

Cooper, T. J. G. 2015. The effects of land use changes on the distribution of forest dependent bird species in South Africa. Stellenbosch University.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. 2010. Further ornithological exploration of Namuli and Mabu Mountains (northern Mozambique), and the urgent need to conserve their forests. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 17(2): 159-177.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F.; Dowsett, R. J. 1988. Threats to the evergreen forests of southern Malawi. Oryx 22: 158-162.

Harebottle, D. M. 1991, unpublished. Status, distribution, infra-specific variation and foraging behaviour of the Spotted Thrush Turdus fischeri natalicus in southern Africa. BSc Thesis. University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Harebottle, D. M. 1994 unpublished. Conservation biology of the Spotted Thrush Zoothera guttata guttata in southern Africa. MSc Thesis. University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

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Ndang'ang'a, P. K.; Sande, E.; Evans, S.W.; Buckley, P.; Newbery, P.; Hoffmann, D. A.; John, J. 2005. International action plan for Spotted Ground Thrush Zoothera guttata (Threatened Birds of Africa).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Geokichla guttata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021.