Scientific Name: Turdus obscurus
Malay Name: Murai-Belanda Bercelak Biasa
Chinese Name: 白眉鸫
Range: Found from Siberia, Mongolia to Japan, wintering to Northeast India, Southern China, mainland Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Size: 22.5-24.5 cm
Identification: Male displays greyish head, olive-brown mantle, white supercilium, check-bar and chin, orange upperbreast and flanks and white belly. Female looked similar but head and mantle brownish.
Similar looking species: Siberian Thrush
Habitat: Forest, secondary growth, mangroves and gardens on migration.
Behaviour/Ecology: Fond of fruiting trees but may also forage on the ground.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari, Pulau Ubin, Tuas South and Telok Blangah.
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Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
BirdLife International. (2016). Turdus obscurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22708793A94177211.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Eyebrowed Thrush. Retrieved on November 21, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/eyebrowed-thrush.