Thai National Parks

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, all national parks, wildlife sactuaries and other protected forest areas in Thailand are closed from 25th March until further notice. Some popular tourist destinations like Similan Islands, Surin Islands are within national parks, they too are closed. We will announce from here when the parks reopen.

Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Japanese robin

Binomial name: Erithacus akahige, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1835

The Japanese robin (Erithacus akahige, formerly Luscinia akahige) or komadori is a songbird. Recent research suggests that the East Asian robins belong in a new genus uniting them with some East Asian Luscinia members such as the Siberian blue robin.

The name "Japanese robin" is also sometimes used for the red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). The specific name akahige is, somewhat confusingly, the common name of its relative Erithacus komadori in Japanese.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Erithacus
Species
Erithacus akahige

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Japanese robin, Erithacus akahige in Thailand

Range map of Erithacus akahige in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

It is free to use this map on various media. See the creative common license terms by clicking "CC" icon below the map. But remember, again; the map may not be accurate or complete.

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