Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Near Threatened

Geomalia (Geomalia heinrichi)


Taxonomy

French: Géomalie des Célèbes German: Sulawesidrossel Spanish: Zorzal terrestre de Célebes
Taxonomy:

Geomalia heinrichi

Stresemann

, 1931,

Mount Latimodjong, 2800 m, Sulawesi

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Birds from N & SE Sulawesi described as race matinangensis, but diagnostic characters weak and not apparent in all material. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

28–30 cm. Distinctive species with long, graduated and slightly arched tail, distinctly short rounded wings, heavy bill, weak legs. Nominate race is dark brown to slate... read more

Voice

Song or call a thin, slightly dry, high-pitched whistle lasting c. 1 second, repeated at 0·5... read more

Habitat

Primary montane evergreen forest with dense undergrowth, moss-forest and dwarf forest, at 1700... read more

Food and feeding

Large coleopterans, beetle (elaterid) larvae and a small snail found in stomachs. Forages on ground, moving through undergrowth with agile... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Currently considered Near-threatened. Generally scarce,... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Geomalia (Geomalia heinrichi). 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/58245 on 25 June 2019).