Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Near Threatened

Slaty-backed Thrush (Geokichla schistacea)


Taxonomy

French: Grive schistacée German: Weißohrdrossel Spanish: Zorzal pizarroso
Taxonomy:

Geocichla schistacea

A. B. Meyer

, 1884,

Tanimbar

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Tanimbar Is (Larat, Yamdena).

Descriptive notes

16–17 cm. Boldly but complexly marked black, white and grey thrush. Male has black forecrown merging to dark grey on nape, mantle, scapulars and back, also flight-... read more

Voice

Song a series of phrases with variable intervals, each phrase an exquisite melody of 8 clear, sweet... read more

Habitat

Undergrowth and subcanopy of lowland forest.

Food and feeding

Forages mainly on forest floor. Sometimes seen in small groups.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA. Generally common. Significant logging activity in S... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Slaty-backed Thrush (Geokichla schistacea). 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/58324 on 23 April 2019).