French: Merle à dos gris German: Amurdrossel Spanish: Zorzal dorsigrís
P. L. Sclater
Camoëns Garden, Macau, China
SE Russia (SE Siberia, S Russian Far East), NE China (Heilongjiang) and N Korea; non-breeding SE China (SE Yunnan E to Anhui and Zhejiang) and N Vietnam (E Tonkin, N Annam).
20–23 cm; 61–69 g. Male is grey above, shading to pale grey on mid-breast, with vague buffy-brown submoustachial and grey-streaked whitish chin; lower breast... read more
Song, commonly from treetop, a series of short (3–4 seconds) loud variable phrases, each of... read more
Dense broadleaf evergreen forest, open deciduous forest (thin oak woods and pine-hornbeam forests... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, snails and fruit. Commonly forages on ground, scratching in leaf litter.
May to mid-Aug; double-brooded. Nest a cup of grasses and mud, lined with dry stems, placed low down in fork of thin branches of small tree... read more
Migratory; winters in SE China and N Vietnam. Autumn departure from breeding grounds Sept. Main... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common breeder in Russia and China; rare breeding species in N Korea, and uncommon and local in S Korea. In non-breeding areas, fairly common in S... read more
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