Great Shortwing (Heinrichia calligyna) - HBW 10, p. 713
French: Brachyptère des Célèbes
Spanish: Alicorto de Célebes
Other common names: Greater/Giant/Celebes Shortwing
Taxonomy: Heinrichia calligyna Stresemann, 1931, Latimodjong Mountains, Sulawesi.
Genus very close to Brachypteryx, but retained on basis of larger size and some colour characteristics. Races differ considerably in female plumage; simplex notably distinct from other two, suggesting possibility that it may merit full species status, but further evidence required; picta also suggested as perhaps meriting split. Possibly an additional, undescribed race exists in NC Sulawesi, and apparently reported from E Sulawesi; further study required. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- simplex Stresemann, 1931 - N Sulawesi.
- calligyna Stresemann, 1931 - SC Sulawesi.
- picta Stresemann, 1932 - SE Sulawesi.
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet