French: Merle de Sao Tomé German: São-Tomé-Drossel Spanish: Zorzal de Santo Tomé
Other common names:
Gulf of Guinea Thrush (when treated as conspecific with T. xanthorhynchus)
São Tomé, in Gulf of Guinea.
24 cm; 75–95 g. Adult is dull olive-brown above from head below eye to tail, head slightly darker; dusky-buff chin to throat with whitish streaks, dusky-buff scales on... read more
Song, most often given crepuscularly, an unhurried, rather rhythmic series of 3–5 mellow... read more
Forest, preferring dense lowland primary, secondary and lowland shade forest, e.g cocoa plantations... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles, bugs, caterpillars, earthworms and snails; snails include endemic Columna columna up to 8 cm long. Also much fruit,... read more
End Jul to Jan, peak Oct–Dec. Nest a bulky cup (130–170 mm × 60–80 mm) of mixed dry vegetable matter and mud,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in São Tomé EBA. Occurs at low density,... read more
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