French: Merle à flancs roux German: Japandrossel Spanish: Zorzal cabecipardo
Sakhalin, Kuril Is and Japan (S to C Honshu); non-breeding C & S Japan, Ryukyu Is, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Hainan and N Philippines.
23–24 cm; 64–90 g. Male has slaty-brown face and throat, shading through brown on hindcrown and neck to russet-tinged brown upperparts; chestnut-orange breast and... read more
Song, sometimes given prior to spring migration, is a series of phrases consisting of 3–4... read more
Breeds in dense broadleaf deciduous and mixed forests and forest edge; on Sakhalin most frequent in... read more
Food and feeding
In summer mainly insects (cicadas, click-beetles, weevils, carrion beetles, carabid beetles, bumblebees, ants and caterpillars), but also... read more
Late May to Jul N of range; May–Aug in Japan; double-brooded. Nest a cup of mud, grass and pine needles, lined with dried leaves,... read more
Migrant, moving along Chinese coast. Departs Sakhalin Sept–Oct, with late leavers into early... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly rare to locally common on Sakhalin. Common summer breeder in S Kurils, Hokkaido and N & C Honshu, making it commonest... read more
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