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Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus

Described by: Latham (1801)
Alternate common name(s): New Guinea Blackbird, Goodenough Blackbird, Goodenough Island Blackbird, Vinous-tinted Blackbird
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Mount Polis, Luzon, Philippines - Mar, 2007 © Mark Harper  Christmas Island - Feb, 2001 © Esa Ervasti 
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Islands of the ne. Indian Ocean and the sw. Pacific Ocean;
Highly fragmented island distribution;
(1) Christmas Is.
(2) N. Sumatra.
(3) C. Sumatra and w. Java (Mt. Papandajan).
(4) W. Java (Mt. Gedeh).
(5) C. Java (Mt. Lawoe).
(6) C. Java.
(7) E. Java and Bali?.
(8) N. Borneo (Sabah).
(9) Taiwan.
(10) N. Luzon.
(11) S. Luzon.
(12) Mindoro.
(13) Negros.
(14) Nw. Mindanao (Mt. Malindang).
(15) C. Mindanao (Mt. Katanglad).
(16) Se. Mindanao (Mt. Apo).
(17) S. Sulawesi.
(18) Sw. Sulawesi.
(19) W. Timor.
(20) E. Timor.
(21) Seram Is.
(22) W. New Guinea (Snow Mountains).
(23) New Guinea (Bismarck Mountains).
(24) Se. New Guinea, Huon Peninsula and Karkar Is.
(25) Bismarck Archipelago (Tolokiwa).
(26) Se. New Guinea (se. ranges).
(27) Bismarck Archipelago (New Ireland).
(28) D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough Is.).
(29) St. Matthias Is.
Solomon Is.:
(30) Bougainville.
(31) Kulambangra.
(32) Guadalcanal.
(33) Rennell Is.
(34) Santa Cruz Is. (Utupua and Vanikoro) and Vanuatu (Espiritu Santo Is.).
(35) Vanuatu (Ureparapara and Vanua Leva).
(36) Banks Is. (Gaua).
(37) Pentecost Is., Malekula Is. and Ambrym Is.
(38) Paema Is., Lopevi Is., Epi Is. and Mai Is.
(39) Efate Is. and Nguna Is.
(40) Erromanga Is.
(41) Vanuatu (Tana Is.) and Loyalty Is. (Lifu Is.).
(42) Loyalty Is. (Mare Is.).
(43) New Caledonia.
(44) Norfolk Is.
(45) Lord Howe Is.
Fiji Is.:
(46) Viti Levu, Ovalau, Yasawa and Kovo Is.
(47) Kadavu Is.
(48) Vanua Levu Is.
(49) Ngau Is.
(50) Vaveuni Is.
(51) Western Samoa (Savali and Upolu Is.)


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Taiwan - Date unknown Source: Wayne Hsu
Taiwan - Date unknown Source: Wayne Hsu


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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