White’s Thrush – Natural Bird Sound
White’s thrush is a member of the thrush family, Turdidae. It was named after the English naturalist Gilbert White.
The genus name Zoothera comes from the Ancient Greek zoon, “animal” and theras, “hunter”. The specific aurea is from Latin aureus, “golden”.
The body length is 29 to 31 cm. Iris dark brown, eye circles white. Beak gray-brown, dark apex, pale lower base. Feet pale flesh.
Androgynous. The head, chest, back, and wings are yellowish-brown; the eyes are brownish-white at first, and the ear feathers are brownish-white with black ends, followed by a black spot.
The chin and throat are nearly white, the abdomen, flanks, and undertail coverts are white, the tail feathers are yellow-brown, and the ends of the two outer pairs of tail feathers are white. The whole body is covered with black scaly markings.
Breeds in Siberia, Northeast China, Japan, Korean Peninsula, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin; migrates to Ryukyu, South China, Taiwan, Indochina in winter.