Tickell’s Thrush

There are records of Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor in Tibet, mainly near border with Nepal (Zhangmu). Breeds Himalayas, winters peninsular India. In wooded areas. Male mostly uniform bluish-grey, with white belly and vent; female and first-winter male are browner and often have a dark malar stripe and spots on breast. Bill, feet, and eye-ring yellow. Call a series of nervous bursts; song clear notes mixed with rattles. — Craig Brelsford

THE TURDUS THRUSHES OF CHINA

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Grey-backed Thrush Turdus hortulorum
Tickell’s Thrush T. unicolor
Black-breasted Thrush T. dissimilis
Japanese Thrush T. cardis
White-collared Blackbird T. albocinctus
Grey-winged Blackbird T. boulboul
Common Blackbird T. merula
Chinese Blackbird T. mandarinus
Tibetan Blackbird T. maximus
Chestnut Thrush T. rubrocanus
Kessler’s Thrush T. kessleri
Grey-sided Thrush T. feae
Eyebrowed Thrush T. obscurus
Pale Thrush T. pallidus
Brown-headed Thrush T. chrysolaus
Black-throated Thrush T. atrogularis
Red-throated Thrush T. ruficollis
Naumann’s Thrush T. naumanni
Dusky Thrush T. eunomus
Fieldfare T. pilaris
Redwing T. iliacus
Song Thrush T. philomelos
Chinese Thrush T. mupinensis
Mistle Thrush T. viscivorus

See also:

Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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