A male on the ground.

A male on the ground.
Species: Black-throated Thrush   Turdus atrogularis
Author: Hanne and Jens Eriksen
Added to IBC: 8 Aug 2012 - 15:49
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Published in HBW Volume 10 on page 519 (right).
Original HBW caption:
For much of their taxonomic history the Rufous-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis) and the Black-throated Thrush have been lumped as a single species, the “Dark-throated Thrush”. Although they freely interbreed where their ranges meet, producing fertile offspring, they are retained as separate species on the grounds that the hybrid zone is relatively narrow, and either side of this zone the two forms are immediately identifiable by a range of vocal and phenotypic characters, not least the colour of their throats.

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Citation

Hanne and Jens Eriksen, IBC1005168. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1005168.

Extended version
Hanne and Jens Eriksen, IBC1005168. Photo of Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis at Sayh Plateau, Oman. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1005168.

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