Sulawesi Mountain Thrush

The coloration of the bird is primarily dark brown with chestnut color on the breast. The long legs, long tail and short wings struck the discoverer as reminiscent of laughingthrushes, and the name Geomalia is itself a reference to another, superficially similar Sulawesi endemic, the Malia, but the two species are not related.

The Sulawesi Mountain 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.

Sulawesi Mountain Thrush, Geomalia, Celebes Mountain Thrush*, Celebes Ground-thrush, Heinrich's Whistling-thrush Grandala coelicolor Grandala, Hodgson's Grandala Heinrichia calligyna Great Shortwing, Sulawesi Shortwing, Greater Shortwing, Giant Shortwing, Celebes Shortwing Heteroxenicus stellatus, Brachypteryx stellata Gould's Shortwing, Chestnut Shortwing Hodgsonius phaenicuroides, Hodgsonius phoenicuroides White-bellied Redstart, Hodgson's Redstart, Hodgson's Shortwing, Chinese Shortwing, Hodgson's Blue Robin, Himalayan Blue Robin Hylocichla mustelina, Catharus mustelinus More

Alternate common name(s): Sulawesi Mountain Thrush, Celebes Mountain Thrush, Cataponera Thrush Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Sulawesi; Fragmented distribution; (1) Nc. Sulawesi. (2) S. Sulawesi. (3) Sw. Sulawesi. (4) Se. Sulawesi. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Geomalia
Species : heinrichi
Authority : Stresemann, 1931