French: Merle unicolore German: Einfarbdrossel Spanish: Zorzal unicolor
Bansigar in Borabhum, West Bengal
Himalayas (N Pakistan E to W Bhutan); non-breeding in adjacent plains and foothills and also W Pakistan, S, C & E India and Bangladesh.
20–25 cm; 58–75 g. Male is plain ashy-grey, slightly paler below, with faint blackish lores, slight white streaking on throat, white mid-belly to undertail-... read more
Song, by male from elevated perch throughout breeding season, often in middle of day, a relaxed... read more
Breeds in open broadleaf montane forest with grassy or bare substrate, including mixed deciduous... read more
Food and feeding
Earthworms, insects and fruit, including orchard windfalls. Seen to bring grubs to nestlings. Forages on bare ground, e.g. in pine leaf... read more
Apr–Aug, mainly May–Jun; probably double-brooded. Nest a deep cup, sometimes tidy, sometimes straggly, made of fibres, dry or... read more
Undertakes short-distance S & E migration and minor seasonal vertical movements in winter. In... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in W Himalayas, including locally in N Pakistan up to Afghan border, and in Vale of Kashmir; rarer in E. Uncommon in Nepal. Habit of feeding... read more
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