Eyebrowed Thrush – Natural Bird Sound

Eyebrowed Thrush – Natural Bird Sound

The eyebrowed thrush is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. The scientific name comes from Latin Turdus, “thrush” and obscurus “dark”.

It breeds in dense coniferous forest and taiga eastwards from Siberia and Mongolia to Japan. It is strongly migratory, wintering south to China and Southeast Asia. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.

It nests in trees, laying 4-6 eggs in a neat nest. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form small flocks. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms and berries.
From Khonoma village in Nagaland, India.

This is an attractive thrush, with a grey back and head, the latter having a black eyeline, bordered white above and below. The breast and flanks are orange, and the belly white. The sexes are fairly similar, but immatures have a browner back.

The male has a simple whistling song, similar to the related mistle thrush.

Video Source: 白眉鶇/Eyebrowed Thrush from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY