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Island Thrush

Turdus poliocephalus Latham, 1801

The island thrush is a common forest bird in the thrush family. Almost 50 subspecies have been described, ranging from South East Asia and Melanesia, to Samoa, exhibiting great differences in plumage. Several subspecies are threatened and three have already become extinct. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Turdidae
Genus:
   Turdus
Scientific:
  Turdus poliocephalus


Original description

Citation:
  Latham, 1801

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xliv

Protonym:
  Turdus poliocephalus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261418


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0C0375504135414E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0C037550

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0C037550


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563606

Geographic range:

  • Turdus poliocephalus poliocephalus: Norfolk I. Extinct
  • Turdus poliocephalus erythropleurus: Christmas I. (Indian Ocean)
  • Turdus poliocephalus loeseri: Mountains of n Sumatra
  • Turdus poliocephalus indrapurae: Mountains of sw Sumatra
  • Turdus poliocephalus javanicus: Central Java
  • Turdus poliocephalus fumidus: W Java (Mt. Gedeh region)
  • Turdus poliocephalus biesenbachi: W Java (Mt. Papandajan region)
  • Turdus poliocephalus stresemanni: W Java (Mt. Lawoe region)
  • Turdus poliocephalus whiteheadi: Mountains of e Java
  • Turdus poliocephalus seebohmi: N Borneo (Mt. Kinabalu and Trus Madi)
  • Turdus poliocephalus thomassoni: Mountains of n Luzon (n Philippines)
  • Turdus poliocephalus mayonensis: Mountains of s Luzon (n Philippines)
  • Turdus poliocephalus mindorensis: Mountains of Mindoro (Philippines)
  • Turdus poliocephalus nigrorum: Mountains of Negros (Philippines)
  • Turdus poliocephalus malindangensis: S Philippines (Mt. Malindang region of nw Mindanao)
  • Turdus poliocephalus katanglad: S Philippines (Mt. Katanglad region of central Mindanao)
  • Turdus poliocephalus kelleri: S Philippines (Mt. Apo and adjacent mountains of se Mindanao)
  • Turdus poliocephalus hygroscopus: S-central Sulawesi (Latimojong Mountains)
  • Turdus poliocephalus celebensis: SW Sulawesi (Bonthain Peak and Wawa Kareng)
  • Turdus poliocephalus sukahujan: Taliabu (Sula Islands)
  • Turdus poliocephalus papuensis: Mountains of se New Guinea
  • Turdus poliocephalus schlegelii: E Lesser Sundas (Mount Mutis on w Timor)
  • Turdus poliocephalus sterlingi: E Lesser Sundas (Mount Ramelan on e Timor)
  • Turdus poliocephalus deningeri: S Moluccas (Mt. Binaia on Seram)
  • Turdus poliocephalus versteegi: W New Guinea (Jayawijaya Mountains)
  • Turdus poliocephalus canescens: Goodenough I. (D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago)
  • Turdus poliocephalus kulambangrae: Kolombangara (Solomon Islands)
  • Turdus poliocephalus placens: Banks Group (Ureparapara and Vanua Lava)
  • Turdus poliocephalus efatensis: Vanuatu (Efate and Nguna)
  • Turdus poliocephalus xanthopus: New Caledonia
  • Turdus poliocephalus layardi: Fiji (Viti Levu, Ovalau, Yasawa and Koro)
  • Turdus poliocephalus pritzbueri: Vanuatu (Tanna; the thrush on Futuna probably also is this subspecies) and Loyalty Islands (Lifou, where probably extinct)
  • Turdus poliocephalus albifrons: Erromango (Vanuatu)
  • Turdus poliocephalus mareensis: Maré (Loyalty Islands). Extinct.
  • Turdus poliocephalus ruficeps: Kadavu (Fiji)
  • Turdus poliocephalus vitiensis: Vanua Levu (Fiji)
  • Turdus poliocephalus hades: Fiji (Gau)
  • Turdus poliocephalus tempesti: Taveuni (Fiji)
  • Turdus poliocephalus samoensis: Western Samoa (Savai'i and Upolu)
  • Turdus poliocephalus vinitinctus: Lord Howe I. Extinct
  • Turdus poliocephalus heinrothi: Bismarck Archipelago (Mussau)
  • Turdus poliocephalus erebus: New Guinea (Bismarck Mountains)
  • Turdus poliocephalus keysseri: NE New Guinea (Saruwaged Mountains of Huon Peninsula)
  • Turdus poliocephalus tolokiwae: Tolokiwa I. (Bismarck Archipelago)
  • Turdus poliocephalus bougainvillei: Bougainville (Solomon Islands)
  • Turdus poliocephalus sladeni: Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
  • Turdus poliocephalus rennellianus: Rennell (Solomon Islands)
  • Turdus poliocephalus vanikorensis: Vanuatu (Vanikoro, Santa Cruz and Espíritu Santo)
  • Turdus poliocephalus whitneyi: Gau I. (Banks Group)
  • Turdus poliocephalus malekulae: Vanuatu (Pentecost, Malakulu and Ambrim)
  • Turdus poliocephalus becki: Vanuatu (Paama, Lopevi, Epi and Mai)
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English:
Island Thrush
Catalan:
merla insular
Czech:
drozd indopacifický
Danish:
Ødrossel
German:
Südseedrossel
Spanish:
Zorzal Insular
Spanish (Spain):
Zorzal Insular
Finnish:
tyynenmerenrastas
French:
Merle des îles
Croatian:
otočni kos
Hungarian:
szigeti rigó
Italian:
Tordo insulare
Japanese (romaji):
taiwantsugumi
Japanese:
ハイガシラツグミ
Lithuanian:
Kalninis strazdas
Dutch:
Eilandmerel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Øytrast
Norwegian:
Øytrost
Polish:
drozd wyspowy
Portuguese:
tordo-insular
Russian:
Изменчивый дрозд
Slovak:
drozd ostrovný
Serbian:
Pacifički ostrvski drozd
Swedish:
Ötrast
Ukrainian:
Дрізд мінливоперий
Chinese:
岛鸫
Chinese (Traditional):
白頭鶇〔島鶇〕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2021:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2019:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
eBird version 2018:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Island Thrush ( Turdus poliocephalus) [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Turdus [poliocephalus or niveiceps] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Azerbaijani: ada qaratoyuğu
Catalan: merla insular
Czech: drozd indopacifický
Danish: Ødrossel
German: Südseedrossel
English: Island Thrush
English, HBW: Island Thrush
English (IOC): Island Thrush
English (United States): Island Thrush
Esperanto: Insula turdo
Spanish: Zorzal Insular
Spanish (Spain): Zorzal insular
Spanish (HBW): Island Thrush
Finnish: tyynenmerenrastas
French: Merle des îles
Croatian: otočni kos
Hungarian: szigeti rigó
Indonesian: Anis Gunung
Italian: Tordo insulare
Japanese (romaji): taiwantsugumi
Japanese: タイワンツグミ, ハイガシラツグミ
Scientific: Turdus poliocephalus, Turdus poliocephalus poliocephalus
Lithuanian: Kalninis strazdas
Dutch: Eilandmerel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Øytrast
Norwegian: Øytrost
Polish: drozd wyspowy
Portuguese: tordo-insular
Portuguese (Portugal): Tordo-insular
Russian: Изменчивый дрозд, Островной дрозд
Slovak: drozd ostrovný
Serbian: Pacifički ostrvski drozd
Swedish: Ötrast
Turkish: Ada ardıcı
Ukrainian: Дрізд мінливоперий
Chinese: 岛鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 白頭鶇〔島鶇〕

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