French: Merle du Yémen German: Jemendrossel Spanish: Zorzal yemení
SW Saudi Arabia (S of 21° N) and W Yemen.
23 cm; 72–79 g. Male is plain olive-brown above, paler and greyer below, with narrow dark brown streaks in regular lines radiating across buff-grey chin and throat onto... read more
Song, mainly at dawn, a musical series of high, fluty warbles, harder metallic sounds and high thin... read more
Dense cover of indigenous trees and shrubs (mainly acacia and juniper, also olive and wild rose),... read more
Food and feeding
Terrestrial invertebrates, including snails taken under acacia scrub, and fruits such as Rosa, Juniperus, Olea... read more
Mar–Aug. Nest a firm cup made of dry grass, small twigs, moss and thin bark strips, with mud interior lined with fine grass and... read more
Generally sedentary; N populations may undertake short-distance altitudinal or latitudinal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-west Arabian Mountains EBA. Population judged in 2010 at some 10,000... read more
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