Alternative names: Celebes Mountain Thrush; Celebes Ground-thrush, Heinrich's Whistling-thrush
- Zoothera heinrichi
28 - 30cm. A distinctive species with a long, graduated tail and short rounded wings.
- Dark brown to slate-grey above
- Rusty-tinged wingpanel
- Paler brown face with vague small streaks
- Vague dark grey malar
- Reddish-brown underparts
- Heavy blackish bill
- Brownish-grey legs
Primary montane evergreen forest. Prefers areas with dense undergrowth. Occurs at 1700 - 3500m.
Feeds on large insects, beetle larvae and small snails.
Forage on the ground, moving and hopping through undergrowth.
No information about breeding.
- 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/
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2005. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334726
- Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of this species
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Geomalia. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Geomalia