Red-backed Thrush

It is endemic to forests on Sulawesi and the nearby islands of Buton and Kabaena in Indonesia. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

The Red-backed Thrush is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Red-backed Thrush (Zoothera erythronota) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. Traditionally, it included the Red-and-black Thrush (Z. mendeni) as a subspecies. It is endemic to forests on Sulawesi and the nearby islands of Buton and Kabaena in Indonesia. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss. Referecens - * BirdLife International 2006. Zoothera erythronota. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. More

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Pitta, Red-backed Thrush and Ochre-bellied Boobook were further highlights from a huge range of lowland species, then there was the quartet of endemic kingfishers; Green-backed and Lilac-cheeked Kingfishers were extremely obliging, the huge Great-billed Kingfisher impressive and the Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher was simply stunning. Further delights awaited us in the Sulawesi mountains where we completed the endemic kingfishers with a stunning Scaly Kingfisher, and on the same day the less stunning, but equally rare and little known Matinan Flycatcher. More

Red-backed Thrush, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tangkoko NP Aug 2008 © jon hornbuckle A rare opportunity to photo a Zoothera! http://www.geocities. More

A first year Red-backed Thrush found on the path alongside Wraysbury 2. ... suite A first year Red-backed Thrush found on the path alongside Wraysbury 2. Clearly an escape, with a small red plastic ring on the left leg, but an excellent bird that makes me wonder how many asian species are at large in the UK. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : erythronota
Authority : (Sclater, 1859)
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