Scientific Name: Monticola gularis
Malay Name: Tarum Rengkung Putih
Chinese Name: 白喉矶鸫
Found from Siberia, Northeastern China to North Korea and winter to Southern China, Indochina and Thai-Malay Peninsula
Size: 18-19.5 cm
Identification: Non-breeding male has rufous-chestnut lores/malar/rump/underparts, white throat/wing patch, bluish crown/nape and pale fringes on upperparts. Breeding male has no pale fringings. Female has mostly greyish-brown body with blackish bars on upperparts (except crown and tail), heavy blackish scales on underparts (except belly and vent), whitish throat/submoustachial stripe and small whitish patch behind ear-coverts. First winter resembles non-breeding adults.
Habitat: Forest, secondary growth and suitable wooded area.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages on the floor of the forest, including along path and at the edge of quiet stretches of road through forest.
Local Status: Very rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (summit) and Bidadari.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2