French: Grive à dos roux German: Rotrückendrossel Spanish: Zorzal dorsirrojo
Other common names: Rusty-backed Thrush
P. L. Sclater, 1859,
Makassar, north-west Sulawesi.
Formerly treated as conspecific with G. mendeni. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. e. erythronota
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – lowlands of Sulawesi (except E peninsula) and Butung I.
G. e. kabaena
(Robinson-Dean et al., 2002) – Kabaena I, SE Sulawesi#R.
20 cm; 52–61 g. Nominate race has rufous or rufous-chestnut crown to rump, black wings with two broad white wingbars and white edges of flight-feathers, black tail with... read more
Song apparently a liquid, typically thrush-like series of notes. Calls include single, very thin,... read more
Deep shade of tropical lowland and mid-elevation broadleaf evergreen forest, mainly primary, below... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including hymenopterans (almost entirely ants), heteropteran bugs, coleopterans and lepidopterans. Highly terrestrial, usually... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Nominate race widespread on Sulawesi, but generally uncommon... read more
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