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Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus)

…a species of thrush that occurs from Taiwan, through Southeast Asia ranging from Melanesia to Samoa. Like other thrushes T. poliocephalus forages mostly in leaf litter and in low branches, and its diet consists mostly of small invertebrates, small vertebrates and fruits and seeds. T. poliocephalus has a large (49) number of subspecies most of which vary dramatically in appearance and range.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Turdidae-Turdus-T. poliocephalus

Images: Neon Tomas Buenaflor Rosell II and Hiyashi Haka

La Selle Thrush (Turdus swalesi

…a species of endangered thrush (Turdidae) which is endemic to the island of Hispaniola (both the Dominican Republic and Haiti) where it inhabits subtropical and tropical moist montane forests. Like other thrushes Turdus swalesi is omnivorous, feeding on a wide range of invertebrates, seeds and berries which are foraged for on the ground.

Currently Turdus swalesi is listed as endangered by the IUCN, as it faces major threats from habitat loss, and having a limited range. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Turdidae-Turdus-T. swalesi

Image: Rafy Rodriguez