Siberian Thrush

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Scientific Name: Geokichla sibirica
Malay Name: Murai-Tanah Kelabu Tua
Chinese Name: 白眉地鸫

Range:
Found from Siberia, Northeast China to Japan, wintering to mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

Taxonomy:
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 (BirdLife International 2016)

Featured reports: Apr 2022


References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Geokichla sibirica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22708382A94159126.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
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.