French: Grive de Sibérie German: Schieferdrossel Spanish: Zorzal siberiano
Siberia = Konda River, Transbaikalia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. s. sibirica
(Pallas, 1776) – Siberian Thrush – C & E Siberia E to N Sea of Okhotsk, S to N Mongolia, NE China (N Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang) and Russian Far East; non-breeding SE Asia S to Greater Sundas.
G. s. davisoni
(A. O. Hume, 1877) – Sakhalin Thrush – Sakhalin, S Kuril Is and Japan; non-breeding Malay Peninsula S to S Sundaic region.
20·5–23 cm; 60–72 g. Male nominate race is bluish-slaty, darker on face and shoulders, with long white supercilium, white belly, and white tips of... read more
Song, typically by male from high in tree, a prolonged series of spaced-out, languid, rich but also... read more
Thick undergrowth of dense moist broadleaf evergreen and deciduous forest (including Populus... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, chiefly worms, and fruit, including fallen figs. Commonly terrestrial, but sometimes visits fruiting trees; usually in... read more
May–Jul in China and Japan; Jun–Jul in C Siberia. Nest a cup of small twigs, tendrils and bark, lined with moss, leaves and... read more
Migratory. Departs from breeding areas early Sept to mid-Oct, with extensive passage through E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare to locally abundant in Russia; fairly common in China. Locally common in Japan on Hokkaido and N & C Honshu; rare breeder in... read more
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