French: Merle obscur German: Weißbrauendrossel Spanish: Zorzal rojigrís
Turdus obscurus J. F. Gmelin, 1789, “Sibiriae silvis, ultra lacum
“Sibiriae silvis, ultra lacum Baical” = Transbaikalia
C & E Siberia E to Kamchatka, S to N Mongolia, Amurland and Sakhalin; non-breeding NE Indian Subcontinent E to Taiwan, S to Greater Sundas and Philippines.
21–23 cm; 61–117 g. Male has whitish supercilium, subocular line, short submoustachial streak and chin, blackish-brown lores, and brownish-grey face streaks and... read more
Song a deliberate series of short, disjointed, varied phrases consisting of simple rich but often... read more
Breeds in gloomy, moist spruce-fir (Picea-Abies) forest, preferably near water,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, snails, berries; apparently exclusively berries on arrival in Borneo, where fruits with seeds 7 × 5 mm found in stomachs.... read more
May–Jul; fledglings in Aug in Mongolia; usually double-brooded. Nest a cup of grass, rootlets, bark and twigs with some mud admixed,... read more
Migratory. Winters from NE Indian Subcontinent (mainly E from Bhutan) and Myanmar E to Taiwan, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common throughout most of range. On wintering grounds, generally common throughout; fairly common in SE Asia,... read more
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