Family Thrushes (Turdidae)


Ashy Thrush (Geokichla cinerea)


French: Grive cendrée German: Mindorodrossel Spanish: Zorzal cenizo

Geocichla cinerea

Bourns and Worcester

, 1894,

Mindoro, Philippines




N & C Luzon and N Mindoro (Mt Halcon), in Philippines.

Descriptive notes

18–20 cm. Plumage is dull slaty-grey above, with two white wingbars separated by black bases of greater wing-­coverts; lores, moustachial area and auriculars white... read more


Song a series of wheezy, almost slurred notes spiralling upwards then downwards, “... read more


Primary forest, selectively logged and secondary forest, also forest with jagged limestone outcrops... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and figs recorded in stomachs. Forages on forest floor, especially in open patches.


Occupied nests recorded at Quezon City, Luzon, in Mar, May end early Jun. Also, breeding-condition bird in Feb, two juveniles May, full-... read more


Intra-island migrant on Luzon. Ringing studies at Dalton Pass (C Luzon) resulted in trapping of 130... read more

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Mindoro EBA and Luzon EBA. Population judged to be larger than 10,000 mature individuals, but declining rapidly after... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2020). Ashy Thrush (Geokichla cinerea). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 17 February 2020).