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Alternative name: Heinrichia

Heinrichia calligyna


17·5 cm

  • Dark blue
  • Black lores
  • White base of tail
  • Reddish vent
  • Red Iris
  • Black legs


Endemic to south-east Asia: found in Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sulawesi



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • H. c. simplex:
  • Tentolo-Matinan Mountains (north-eastern peninsula of Sulawesi)
  • H. c. calligyna:
  • Mount Latimojong (southern-central Sulawesi)
  • H. c. picta:
  • Mekonga Mountains (south-eastern Sulawesi)


Thick undergrowth in montane forests.


They forage in the leaf litter.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014)

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