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Photo by Rob Hutchinson
Location: Sulawesi, Indonesia

Alternative name: Rusty-backed Thrush

Geokichla erythronota

Zoothera erythronota





Three subspecies accepted:

  • G. e. erythronota on Sulawesi
  • G. e. kabaena on Kabaena Island

Red-and-black Thrush was formerly included in this species.
Formerly placed in genus Zoothera.


Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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