Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Near Threatened

Chestnut-capped Thrush (Geokichla interpres)


Taxonomy

French: Grive de Kuhl German: Rostkappendrossel Spanish: Zorzal coronicastaño
Taxonomy:

Turdus interpres

Temminck

, 1828,

Java and Sumatra

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Often treated as conspecific with G. leucolaema, but the two differ in morphology and voice#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, SW Philippines (Malamaui, Jolo and Tawitawi, in Sulu Is), Java (including Krakatau, Deli, Tinjil) and Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores).

Descriptive notes

16–18 cm. Has dark chestnut crown and nape, shading to slaty blue-black upperparts with two very broad white wingbars (median coverts all white); whitish lores and... read more

Voice

Song (on Flores locally delivered from roofs of village houses and in middle storey of forest... read more

Habitat

Lower to middle storey of primary, tall secondary and logged forest, woodland and woodlots;... read more

Food and feeding

Invertebrates, including earthworms, insects and snails, also fruit. Earthworms seen passed by male to presumed mate, and black seed 1 cm... read more

Breeding

Jun–Jul (wet season) in Thailand, but fledgling in Dec; Apr and Sept in N Borneo, with breeding-condition birds May–Jun and... read more

Movements

Resident. Unclear dispersive pattern, has been suggested as nomadism; in Borneo, several records of... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Rare in Thailand and Philippines; scarce and local in Peninsular Malaysia. In Thailand, 11 territories... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Chestnut-capped Thrush (Geokichla interpres). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/58327 on 18 August 2019).