French: Merle des Comores German: Komorendrossel Spanish: Zorzal de las Comoras
Anjouan, Comoro Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
T. b. comorensis
A. Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1885 – Grand Comoro Thrush – Grand Comoro (Ngazidja).
T. b. moheliensis
Benson, 1960 – Moheli Thrush – Mohéli (Mwali).
T. b. bewsheri
E. Newton, 1877 – Anjouan Thrush – Anjouan (Ndzuani).
22–24 cm; 57–68 g. Male nominate race is plain olive-brown above, with white chin and throat, buff-stippled white on adjacent submoustachial area, breast grey-... read more
Song (nominate race) beautiful, rich and varied, consisting of different phrases, “chri-chri-... read more
Woody areas. On Grand Comoro, most associated with forest on Mt Karthala from 500 m to upper limit... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, fruit, small gastropods, spiders, millipedes, caterpillars, flies, hymenopterans, grasshoppers, beetles and doutbless other insects... read more
Aug–Oct; juveniles seen in Feb, and pairs giving subsong in Apr. Nest a bulky cup of tendrils, lined with finer grass and covered... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Comoro Islands EBA. Fairly common to common. Commoner on Mohéli than on Grand Comoro. Tolerant of forest... read more
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