Island Thrush

Turdus poliocephalus - Merle des îles

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Turdidés

  • Genus
    :

    Turdus

  • Species
    :

    poliocephalus

Descriptor

Latham, 1801

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 25 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 48 à 86 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Merle des îles
adult
Merle des îles
adult

Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family.

Subspecific information 49 subspecies

  • Turdus poliocephalus poliocephalus (Norfolk I.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus erythropleurus (Christmas I.. s of Java.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus loeseri (n Sumatra)
  • Turdus poliocephalus indrapurae (sc Sumatra)
  • Turdus poliocephalus fumidus (w Java)
  • Turdus poliocephalus javanicus (c Java)
  • Turdus poliocephalus stresemanni (ec Java)
  • Turdus poliocephalus whiteheadi (e Java)
  • Turdus poliocephalus seebohmi (n Borneo)
  • Turdus poliocephalus thomassoni (n Luzon. n Philippines.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus mayonensis (s Luzon. s Philippines.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus mindorensis (Mindoro. nw Philippines.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus nigrorum (Negros. sw Philippines.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus malindangensis (nw Mindanao. s Philippines.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus katanglad (c Mindanao. s Philippines.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus kelleri (se Mindanao. s Philippines.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus sukahujan ()
  • Turdus poliocephalus hygroscopus (s Sulawesi)
  • Turdus poliocephalus celebensis (sw Sulawesi)
  • Turdus poliocephalus schlegelii (w Timor. s Lesser Sundas.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus sterlingi (e Timor. s Lesser Sundas.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus deningeri (Seram. w of New Guinea.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus versteegi (w New Guinea)
  • Turdus poliocephalus papuensis (se New Guinea)
  • Turdus poliocephalus tolokiwae (Tolokiwa. Bismarck Arch..)
  • Turdus poliocephalus beehleri (New Ireland. Bismarck Arch..)
  • Turdus poliocephalus heinrothi (St. Matthias. Bismarck Arch..)
  • Turdus poliocephalus canescens (Goodenough. D'Entrecasteaux Arch..)
  • Turdus poliocephalus bougainvillei (Bougainville. n Solomons.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus kulambangrae (Kolombangara. c Solomons)
  • Turdus poliocephalus sladeni (Guadalcanal. s Solomons.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus rennellianus (Rennell. s Solomons.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus vanikorensis (islands of n Vanuatu)
  • Turdus poliocephalus placens (Ureparapara and Vanua Lava. Banks Islands in n Vanuatu.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus whitneyi (Gaua I.. Banks Islands in n Vanuatu.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus malekulae (Pentecost, Malekula and Ambrym Is.. c Vanuatu.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus becki (Paama, Lopevi, Epi and Emae Is.. c Vanuatu.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus efatensis (Efate and Nguna Is.. sc Vanuatu.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus albifrons (Erromango I.. s Vanuatu.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus pritzbueri (Tanna I.. s Vanuatu. and Lifou I. (Loyalty Is.))
  • Turdus poliocephalus mareensis (Mare I.. Loyalty Is..)
  • Turdus poliocephalus xanthopus (New Caledonia)
  • Turdus poliocephalus vinitinctus (Lord Howe I.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus layardi (w Fiji Is.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus ruficeps (Kadavu I.. s Fiji.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus vitiensis (Vanua Levu. n Fiji.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus hades (Gau I.. c Fiji()
  • Turdus poliocephalus tempesti (Taveuni I.. ne Fiji.)
  • Turdus poliocephalus samoensis (w Samoa)

Foreign names

  • Merle des îles,
  • Zorzal insular,
  • tordo-insular,
  • Südseedrossel,
  • szigeti rigó,
  • Eilandmerel,
  • Tordo insulare,
  • ötrast,
  • Øytrost,
  • drozd ostrovný,
  • drozd indopacifický,
  • Ødrossel,
  • tyynenmerenrastas,
  • merla insular,
  • drozd wyspowy,
  • Горный дрозд,
  • Anis gunung,
  • ハイガシラツグミ,
  • 岛鸫,
  • 白頭鶇〔島鶇〕,

Voice song and cries

Merle des îles
adult

Habitat

Merle des îles
adult

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude

Geographic range

Threats - protection

IUCN conservation status
Extinct
Threatened
Least
concern
Extinc
in the Wild
Near
threatened
Not
evaluated
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC NE

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published: - Updated: 26-11-2007
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