Eyebrowed Thrush

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.

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

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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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

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.