Turdus poliocephalus stresemanni


This bird’s name in Latin is Turdus poliocephalus stresemanni, in Indonesia it’s called as Anis Gunung or Anis of the Mountain. While local people call them Jalak Gading (Ivory Jalak).

I met this kind of bird on my last vacation, I was hiking with my girl friend at Lawu Mountain, Indonesia. The bird are spreading from half up to the peak of the mountain. Therefore this bird also called as friend of the hikers.

It was fun to see the birds playing surround us 😀

Thanks to Pakdhe for this bird’s information.


PS: I also uploaded this bird image to Wikipedia.


  1. Words

    Nice looking bird, quite similar to our 'Blackbird' (also Turdus sp.) :up:

  2. Words

    Yes. Turdus Merula 😉

  3. sandalian

    Do you mean this Blackbird? I think yes, they look similar.Sorry, I'm not a bird master 😀

  4. anonymous

    Jiban writes:

    Anis gunung? i never hear it before…but "anis merah"… i like it, very very nice bird but so expensive…

  5. anonymous

    mahadika writes:perasaan pernah liat di gunung ciremai…

  6. anonymous

    Kutilang Indonesia writes:Hi…it's a good picture of Anis gunung (T. p. stresemanni (M. Bartels, Jr, 1938) one of sub species of Turdus poliocephalus (Latham, 1801). other name is Island Thrush.I want to ask your permission to use this picture for our database of 'BURUNG INDONESIA' which will be published in our website ; http://www.kutilang.or.id. It is still on progress of development.Kutilang Indonesia is not for profit organisation works for bird conservation in Indonesia.We also like to invite you to join with out biodiversity photographer. just visit http://www.fobi.web.id and you can shared your bird, flora, and others fauna photo.warm regards,ige.KristiantoKutilang Indonesia Foundation.

  7. sandalian

    Hi Mr. Kristianto,No problem, please use those pictures as you wish :yes:

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