French: Grive à ailes rousses German: Rostflügeldrossel Spanish: Zorzal eunomo
NC & NE Siberia from lower R Yenisey E to W Chukotka and Kamchatka; S limit uncertain but includes middle Angara basin, middle and upper R Podkamennaya Tunguska and upper R Lena, and possibly S to L Baikal, and extending E to at least upper Vitim. Non-breeding from NE India E to N Vietnam (E Tonkin), SE & E China (mainly S of Yangtze basin), Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
23–25 cm; 55–106 g. Male is boldly blackish and white on head, with black of crown and ear-coverts meeting on nape, whitish supercilium, subocular line, broad... read more
Song, by male from high in tree, a series of short, loud, musical phrases of 3–5 notes which... read more
Breeds in lowland tundra edges, scrub, dense riverine stands of willow (Salix) and poplar... read more
Food and feeding
Stomachs from China, in period Apr–Nov, held beetles (Coleoptera), locusts (Locustidae), insect larvae and plant seeds; in Nov–... read more
May/Jun–Aug. Nest a crude cup of various grasses, twigs and moss, mixed with mud and lined with fine grass, placed up to 5 m above... read more
Migratory. Winters from S Japan and Taiwan S & W through S China, NW Thailand, N Myanmar and E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. In winter rare in N Korea, commoner in S Korea (mainly spring). Common to abundant on S Kurils, Hokkaido, Honshu, Sado, Shikoku, Kyushu and... read more
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