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
Identification: 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 (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari, Kent Ridge, Jurong Lake Garden, Tuas South and Sentosa.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2