Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Least Concern

Naumann's Thrush (Turdus naumanni)


Taxonomy

French: Grive de Naumann German: Rostschwanzdrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Naumann
Taxonomy:

Turdus naumanni

Temminck

, 1820,

Silesia and Austria.…Hungary

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Formerly treated as conspecific with T. eunomus; taxonomic separation based on very different phenotypic characters, and hybridization evidently rare. Further study desirable. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SC Siberia (middle R Yenisey E to middle and upper Lena basin); S boundary uncertain, perhaps discontinuous E of L Baikal, but in W embracing Angara basin and S L Baikal; small groups reported to breed N of main range, near Lena and Olenek deltas. Non-breeding from extreme SE Russia (Vladivostok area), N Korea and E China S to Yangtze basin and Taiwan; scarce in Japan.

Descriptive notes

23–25 cm; 63–81 g. Male is pale olive-tinged grey-brown above, with pale rufous-buff supercilium, pale rufous scapular tips and median upperwing-coverts, pale... read more

Voice

Song, by male, inadequately documented, consists of brief phrases at intervals of several seconds,... read more

Habitat

Fringes of lowland tundra in thinning taiga and wooded steppe, dense riverine stands of willow (... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and insect larvae, also bilberries (Vaccinium); in autumn also berries of corktree (Phellodendron). Stomachs of... read more

Breeding

May–Jun. Further information poorly discriminated from that for T. eunomus, but major differences unlikely.

Movements

Migratory. Autumn movements in Russia noted from Sept to Nov (Sept in Yakutsk, mid-Sept to mid-Oct... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. In non-breeding season, common in N Korea and abundant in S Korea; in China, fairly common in Shanghai area in winter and... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Naumann's Thrush (Turdus naumanni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58256 on 19 January 2019).