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.
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.