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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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Turdidae
Genus
Geokichla
Species
Geokichla citrina

Synonyms

  • Zoothera cinerea

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Orange-headed thrush, Geokichla citrina in Thailand
Range map of Geokichla citrina in Thailand