French: Grive de Ward German: Elsterdrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Ward
Himalayas of N India (W Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand) and Nepal; non-breeding mainly in Sri Lanka.
18–20 cm; 52–72 g. Male is black above and to mid-breast, white from mid-breast to undertail-coverts, with black chevrons on flanks; white lores to super... read more
Song a protracted unmusical sequence of spaced whistled phrases, each consisting of 2–4 short... read more
Breeds in damp areas near water in open broadleaf forest, secondary areas and fragments, often... read more
Food and feeding
Two species of beetle, a fly and a centipede found in one stomach. Partial to mulberries but also other fruit, including guava and wild fig... read more
May–Jul. Nest a compact cup of moss and dead leaves, braced with a little mud and lined with roots, placed up to 5 m from ground in... read more
Migratory. Winters mainly, possibly exclusively, in Sri Lanka, arriving Nov and departing end Mar... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Formerly considered Near-threatened. Local and uncommon; sparsely distributed in breeding range. Reports of breeding E of known range, in Sikkim,... read more
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