Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Near Threatened

Red-and-black Thrush (Geokichla mendeni)


Taxonomy

French: Grive de Menden German: Pelengdrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Peleng
Taxonomy:

Turdus (Geokichla) mendeni

Neumann

, 1939,

Peleng, Banggai Islands

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Formerly treated as conspecific with G. erythronota. Taliabu population represents an undescribed subspecies#R. Currently treated as monotypic.

Distribution:

Peleng I, in Banggai Archipelago, and Taliabu, in Sula Archipelago.

Descriptive notes

20 cm. Upperparts, from forehead to upper rump, rufous-cinnamon, as well as undertail coverts (at least on birds of Taliabu); rest of body black, except for a large white... read more

Voice

No information.

Habitat

Selectively logged forest (Taliabu).

Food and feeding

Individual on Taliabu seen to feed on snail, first beating shell against bamboo stem.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Banggai and Sula Islands EBA. Present species certainly merits re-... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2018). Red-and-black Thrush (Geokichla mendeni). 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/58330 on 11 December 2018).