Family Thrushes (Turdidae)


Guadalcanal Thrush (Zoothera turipavae)


French: Grive de Guadalcanal German: Guadalcanal-Erddrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Guadalcanal

Zoothera margaretae turipavae

Cain and I. C. J. Galbraith

, 1955,

Turipava, 4100 feet [c. 1250 m], mountains of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands


Often treated as conspecific with Z. margaretae. Has also been treated as a race of Z. talaseae, but this very inappropriate on basis of plumage. Monotypic.


Guadalcanal, in S Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

20 cm. Male is dusky olive-brown above from crown to tail; has two very faint pale-spotted wingbars; brown-flecked whitish face and throat, shading below to heavy brown... read more


Song, regularly at dawn (moving songpost every few minutes), rarely in day, loud and melodic, a... read more


Forest, at transition between montane forest and mossy forest (mist-forest); 1450–1500m.

Food and feeding

No information. Presumably forages largely on ground.


No information.


Presumed sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Presumed to have very low total population of between 250 and 1000 mature individuals within its tiny... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2020). Guadalcanal Thrush (Zoothera turipavae). 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 28 February 2020).