Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Near Threatened

Seram Thrush (Geokichla joiceyi)


French: Grive de Céram German: Seramdrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Seram

Turdus joicey

Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1921,

high mountains of Seram


Once treated as conspecific with G. dumasi. Monotypic.


Lower mountain areas of Seram.

Descriptive notes

17 cm. Rufous-brown crown shading to dull olive-brown on mantle and to sooty-greyish olive-brown from back to tail; darker wings with broken (spotted) white wingbar, perhaps... read more


Song undescribed. Calls include very thin “tseep”, audible at 50 m; flight or alarm... read more


Montane rainforest, at 800–1280 m; recorded in flat areas of forest.

Food and feeding

No information, except that birds observed on forest floor, whence flushed.


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened (this assessment made when species treated as a race of G. dumasi). Restricted-range species: present... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2020). Seram Thrush (Geokichla joiceyi). 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 17 February 2020).