Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Geokichla sibirica, Peter Simon Pallas, 1776
The Siberian Thrush (Geokichla sibirica) is a member of the Thrush family Turdidae.
It breeds in taiga in Siberia. It is strongly migratory, with most birds moving to southeastern Asia during the winter. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. It is very secretive.
The Siberian Thrush is similar in size to the Song Thrush. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms and berries.
The male Siberian Thrush is a dark blue-grey above and below, with a white stripe above the eye. The lower belly and flanks are white. The female is a much browner bird, with a buff stripe above the eye.
A striking identification feature of both sexes in flight is the black band on the white underwings, a feature shared with the Scaly Thrush.
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Videos of Siberian thrush
- Geokichla sibirica
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Range map of Geokichla sibirica in Thailand
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Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.
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