Scientific Name: Geokichla sibirica
Malay Name: Murai-Tanah Kelabu Tua
Chinese Name: 白眉地鸫
Found from Siberia, Northeast China to Japan, wintering to mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: sibirica, davisoni.
Local Subspecies: sibirica
Size: 21.5-23.5 cm
Male has overall dark slaty plumage, broad white supercilium and white vent dark-scaled undertail-coverts. Female has mainly plain brown upperparts, prominent buffy-whitish supercilium (curved round behind ear-coverts), buffy-whitish underparts with brown scales/molting on breast and flanks. First-winter male shows mixed character of male and female.
Similar looking species: Eyebrowed Thrush
Habitat: Forest and suitable wooded area.
Behaviour/Ecology: Very shy. Feed mainly on small, soft, fleshy berries but also take insects.
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari, Kent Ridge, Jurong Lake Garden, Tuas South and Sentosa.
BirdLife International. (2016). Geokichla sibirica. 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.