Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Turdus obscurus, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, 1789
The eyebrowed thrush (Turdus obscurus) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae.
It breeds in dense coniferous forest and taiga eastwards from Siberia. It is strongly migratory, wintering south to southeast Asia and Indonesia. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.
It nests in trees, laying 4-6 eggs in a neat nest. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form small flocks. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms and berries.
This is an attractive thrush, with a grey back and head, the latter having a black eyeline, bordered white above and below. The breast and flanks are orange, and the belly white. The sexes are fairly similar, but immatures have a browner back.
The male has a simple whistling song, similar to the related mistle thrush.
In 2007 an eyebrowed thrush was sighted at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory in Jerusalem. This is the second recorded sighting in Israel; the first was at Eilat in October 1996.
In 2011, an eyebrowed thrush was sighted in Australia, near Malanda in Queensland. This is possibly the first confirmed sighting of the species on the Australian mainland.
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- Turdus obscurus
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Ban Hong Non-hunting Area
- Bang Pu Recreation Centre
- Bangkok Province
- Bueng Khong Long Non-hunting Area
- Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Phu Kha National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom
- Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Laem National Park
- Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Nam Khang National Park
- Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Khlong Lan National Park
- Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
- Klaeng District, Rayong
- Kui Buri National Park
- Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
- Mae Ping National Park
- Mae Wong National Park
- Mu Ko Lanta National Park
- Mu Ko Similan National Park
- Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
- Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
- Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok
- Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon
- Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri
- Mueang Tak District, Tak
- Nam Nao National Park
- Pha Daeng National Park
- Phu Foi Lom National Park
- Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
- Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
- Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
- Samae San Island
- Samut Prakan Province
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
- Thap Lan National Park
- Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
- Wiang Lo Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Turdus obscurus in Thailand
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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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