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Thrush, Island
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Turdus poliocephalus
Asia, Australasia, Australia, Brunei, China, East Timor, Global, IndoChina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Taiwan Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to rare (del Hoyo et al. 2005), while the population in Taiwan has been estimated at < c.10,000 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009). ...
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The Island Thrush is a member of the cosmopolitan genus Turdus (Linnaeus, 1758), one of the most widely distributed bird genera in the world. The taxonomy of the Island Thrush is complex, and has defied attempts to split the group based on the four suspected morphological types. The subspecies Turdus poliocephalus niveiceps from Taiwan represents the most distinct taxon and may be a separate species. This subspecies lives at the northerly range of the species, and is the only one in which the males and females differ in colour. There are also thought to be at least two further subspecies not yet described scientifically, both from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. ...
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