This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.
Alethe diademata and A. castanea (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) were previously lumped into A. diademata following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993), however Upper Guinea diademata is now accepted as a species separate from Lower Guinea A. castanea on account of: large white spots in tail (3); olive brown vs rufous-chestnut mantle to rump (3); black vs dark brown tail (2); juvenile with more clearly marked white chin and belly (u [1 or 2]).
Further web sources of information
View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Alethe diademata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Species name author||(Bonaparte, 1850)|