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Species of Thailand

Grey-sided thrush

Turdus feae, Adelardo Tommaso Salvadori Paleotti, 1887

(In Thai: นกเดินดงอกเทา)

The grey-sided thrush (Turdus feae) is a species of bird in the thrush family, Turdidae.


The grey-sided thrush is a medium-sized, warm-brown thrush with a white and crescent below the eye. The male has rufescent-olive upperparts, including the crown and ear-coverts, and grey underparts becoming paler on the belly and . The female has a white throat and whiter centre to the breast and belly, some dark spots or streaks on the sides of the throat and upper breast and warm brownish fringes to the breast feathers.

Distribution and habitat

The species is migratory, breeding in the mountains of north-east China and migrating to subtropical or tropical moist montane forest in India, and Indochina. Lately it has also been found in parts of Daman, Makwanpur; Nepal and as a vagrant in north-eastern Bangladesh.

Behaviour and ecology

The grey-sided thrush forages for insects and berries on the ground or less commonly in the trees, often in the company of the eyebrowed thrush (Turdus obscurus). It is also thought to feed on nectar from the flowers of the shingle tree (Acrocarpus fraxinifolius) It is threatened by habitat loss and habitat fragmentation.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare winter visitor

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Turdus feae

Common names

  • Thai: นกเดินดงอกเทา

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BirdLife)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (ONEP)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BCST)


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Grey-sided thrush
Turdus feae
Grey-sided thrush

Range Map

Distribution map of Grey-sided thrush, Turdus feae in Thailand
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Samut Prakan Province
Range map of Turdus feae in Thailand