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Species of Thailand

Orange-headed thrush

Binomial name: Geokichla citrina (John Aubrey Clarendon Latham, 1790)

The Orange-headed Thrush (Geokichla citrina syn. Zoothera citrina) is a bird in the thrush family.

It is common in well-wooded areas of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Most populations are resident. The species shows a preference for shady damp areas, and like many Zoothera thrushes, can be quite secretive.

The Orange-headed Thrush is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms and fruit. It nests in trees but does not form flocks.

The male of this small thrush has uniform grey upperparts, and an orange head and underparts. The females and young birds have browner upper parts.

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Videos of Orange-headed thrush

  • Orange-headed thrush

    Orange-headed thrush

  • Orange-headed thrush

    Orange-headed thrush

  • Orange-headed thrush - Khao Yai National Park

    Orange-headed thrush - Khao Yai National Park

Scientific classification

Geokichla citrina


  • Zoothera cinerea

Orange-headed thrush is found in following locations in Thailand

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Geokichla citrina in Thailand

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