Eyebrowed Thrush

Scientific Name: Turdus obscurus
Malay Name: Murai-Belanda Bercelak Biasa
Chinese Name: 白眉鸫

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

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.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2016). Turdus obscurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.