Zoothera turipavae

The Zoothera turipavae is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Range & population Zoothera turipavae has been recorded just three times from the type locality on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, where there appears to be c.100 km2 of suitable habitat. One specimen was taken in 19531 and singles were seen in 1994 and 19972,3. The 1994 and 1997 records were of singing birds but no others were heard during these visits, which totaled about 10 days in suitable habitat. All other Melanesian Zoothera thrushes appear to be locally common but may be patchily distributed2. More

Zoothera turipavae is split from Z. margaretae (Collar 2005, BLI 1.0) though little known 52. Move Yellow-legged Thrush and Pale-eyed Thrush from Platycichla to Turdus (Voelker et al 2007, SACC) 53. CHANGE: English name of Turdus tephronotus from "African Bare-eyed Thrush" back to "Bare-eyed Thrush" with adoption of Spectacled Thrush for Turdus nudigenys by SACC (2008) 54. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : turipavae
Authority : Cain and Galbraith, 1955