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Species of Thailand

Siberian thrush

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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Scientific classification

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Siberian thrush, Geokichla sibirica in Thailand
Range map of Geokichla sibirica in Thailand