Siberian blue robin
Binomial name: Luscinia cyane, Peter Simon Pallas, 1776
The Siberian blue robin, Luscinia cyane, is a small passerine bird that was formerly classified as a member of the thrush family, Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to belong to the Old World flycatcher family, Muscicapidae. It and similar small European species are often called chats. Recent research suggests that this species and some other East Asian members of Luscinia should be classified in a new genus, together with the Japanese and Ryūkyū robins.
This bird is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in eastern Asia across to Japan. It winters in southeast Asia and Indonesia.
The breeding habitat is coniferous forest with dense undergrowth, often beside rivers or at woodland edges. It feeds on the ground but is very 'skulking'. In winter, this bird also tends to stay in dense vegetation.
This species is larger than the European robin. The breeding male is unmistakable with blue upperparts and white underparts. The female is much drabber, with brown upperparts and whitish underparts. Her dark eye stands out against the paler brown face.
This species is a very rare vagrant to Europe, and has vagrant status even as far east as Pakistan.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Muscicapidae Genus Luscinia Species Luscinia cyane
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Siberian blue robin - Khao Yai
Siberian blue robin
Siberian blue robin
Luscinia cyane - Khao Yai
Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bangkok Province Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kaeng Krung National Park Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Dinsor (Chumphon Raptor Center) Khao Khitchakut District, Chanthaburi Khao Laem Ya National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Phanom Bencha 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 Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Lan National Park Khun Nan National Park Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Klaeng District, Rayong Ko Chang District, Trat Kui Buri National Park Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Muak Lek District, Saraburi Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Phuket District, Phuket Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Tak District, Tak Nam Nao National Park Namtok Sam Lan National Park Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pai District, Mae Hong Son Pang Sida National Park Pha Daeng National Park Pha Nam Yoi Forest Park Pha Taem National Park Phan District, Chiang Rai Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Suan Sai National Park Phu Wiang National Park Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Samae San Island Sanam Chai Khet District, Chachoengsao Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi Sattahip District, Chonburi Sri Phang-nga National Park Taksin Maharat National Park Thale Ban National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project Wapi Pathum District, Maha Sarakham Wiang Lo Wildlife Sanctuary Yan Ta Khao District, Trang Range map of Luscinia cyane in Thailand
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