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Species of Thailand

Chinese blackbird

Binomial name: Turdus mandarinus, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, 1850

The Chinese blackbird (Turdus mandarinus) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the common blackbird.

Subspecies

  • The Chinese blackbird (T. m. mandarinus) breeds throughout much of southern, central and eastern China. It is a partial migrant to Hong Kong and south to Laos and Vietnam. The male is sooty black, and the female is similar but browner, and paler on the underparts. It is a large subspecies.
  • Sowerby's blackbird (T. m. sowerbyi), named for James Sowerby, British naturalist and illustrator, breeds from eastern Sichuan to Guizhou. It is partially migratory, with some individuals spending the winter in southern China and northern Indochina. It resembles mandarinus, but is smaller and darker below.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Turdidae
Genus
Turdus
Species
Turdus mandarinus

Synonyms

  • Turdus maximus mandarinus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Chinese blackbird, Turdus mandarinus in Thailand
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area
  • Taphan Hin District, Phichit
Range map of Turdus mandarinus in Thailand