Asia or China = Xiamen to Shanghai.
Until recently considered conspecific with T. merula and formerly with T. maximus and T. simillimus, but in fact belongs in a separate clade#R and differs (including from race intermedius, which was said in HBW to belong with present species but aligns vocally and genetically with T. merula) in its shade paler plumage in male (1); shade darker plumage in female (1); much broader streaks on throat in female (2); distinctly deeper bill (at least 1); and strikingly different voice including, in song, much larger number of repeated notes per phrase (at least 2) and lack of high-pitched ending (at least 2)#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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