This species is listed as Near Threatened because there are some indications that it has a moderately small, fragmented population within its small range, and it is undergoing a continuing decline owing to trapping. However, the range is not yet severely fragmented or restricted to few locations, and so the species does not currently merit a higher threat category. Further information may indicate it is more threatened.
Zoothera dumasi (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into Z. dumasi and Z. joiceyi following Collar (2004).
17 cm. A medium-sized thrush. Russet crown, nape, and mantle, and dark brown wings, and face to belly. Belly whitish. Broad white tips to greater and median wing-coverts. Similar spp. None in range. Seram Thrush Z. joiceyi similar, but has dark brown mantle and white tips only to median wing-coverts. Voice Generally silent, but gives an easily overlooked thin tseep contact note and tsree-tsree flight call.
Clement, P.; Hathway, R. 2000. Thrushes. Christopher Helm, London.
Collar, N. J. 2004. Species limits in some Indonesian thrushes. Forktail 20: 71-87.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1993. A supplement to 'Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world'. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Bird, J., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., Pilgrim, J.
Brickle, N., Lambert, F.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Zoothera dumasi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2016.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Species name author||(Rothschild, 1898)|
|Population size||20000-49999 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||8,600 km2|
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