Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Near Threatened

Everett's Thrush (Zoothera everetti)


French: Grive d’Everett German: Borneoerddrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Everett

Geocichla everetti


, 1892,

Mount Dulit, north-west Borneo




Mountains of N Borneo (Sabah and NE Sarawak).

Descriptive notes

19–20 cm. Plumage is deep olive-brown above, with vague olive tinge on neck side and rump; pale buff-white lores, submoustachial and chin to throat, dark brown malar,... read more


Song apparently undescribed; subsong a very subdued scatter of musical notes. Call a sharp “tsak!... read more


Mossy montane forest, at 1200–2140 m. One observation in “jungle dense with creepers” and... read more

Food and feeding

Small insects, including beetle larvae and termites; also worms, leeches. Forages singly or in small groups on ground amid damp leaves or... read more


Nest found in May, placed low in undergrowth. No other information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the Bornean Mountains EBA. Highly secretive and very poorly known species... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Everett's Thrush (Zoothera everetti). 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 20 May 2019).