Zoothera mendeni

The Red-and-black Thrush is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is endemic to forests on the Indonesian islands of Taliabu and Peleng. Traditionally, it has been considered a subspecies of the Red-backed Thrush.

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

Range & population Zoothera mendeni is known from Peleng, in the Banggai Islands, and Taliabu, in the Sula Islands, Indonesia3. It was described as "extremely scarce" on Taliabu2. Ecology: It is known from lowland forest at 50-300 m altitude, including selectively logged and degraded forests with bamboo stands on Taliabu2. It is usually recorded alone or in pairs, foraging on arthropods or molluscs on the ground2. There is no information about breeding. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : mendeni
Authority : (Neumann, 1939)