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Colluricincla fortis



Southeast New Guinea and nearby islands.


Formerly included in Little Shrikethrush.


Five subspecies are recognized[1].

  • C. f. neos in Herzog Mountains, southern coast of Huon Gulf and upper Watut River, New Guinea
  • C. f. despecta on southern coast of southeast New Guinea (Milne Bay to Hall Sound)
  • C. f. superflua on northern coast of southeast New Guinea (Collingwood Bay to Aicora River)
  • C. f. fortis on D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago, New Guinea
  • C. f. trobriandi on Trobriand Islands (Solomon Sea)





  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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