French: Merle à collier blanc German: Weißhalsdrossel Spanish: Mirlo acollarado
Other common names:
Dehra Dun, Himalayas, India
Himalayas from N India (W Himachal Pradesh) E to S China (S & SE Xizang, SW Sichuan) and Arunachal Pradesh; non-breeding also at lower altitudes in NE India.
26–28 cm; 96–105 g. Male is black, with very broad white collar extending from chin to mid-breast and around lower nape and upper mantle; thin whitish lines and... read more
Song, from treetop in twilight at dawn and dusk, a series of long phrases (repeated 5–7 times... read more
Breeds along edges and in glades mainly in lower reaches of conifer zone (mainly fir Abies... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates including earthworms (fed to young) and insects, also fruit, drupes and berries (hawthorn, crab apple, cotoneaster, holly,... read more
Mar–Jul. Nest a compact large cup of moss, grass, rootlets and stems, lined with dry grass and rootlets, placed 1–3 m up (... read more
Sedentary and partial migrant, making seasonal vertical movements. One record from N Myanmar and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common, but shy and rather solitary. In Nepal locally common, but large stretches of primary forest may hold only sparse populations; more... read more
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