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Blue Whistling Thrush

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-[[Image:Blue_Whistling_Thrush.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Neil<br />Photo taken: [[Hong Kong]], [[China]]]]+[[Image:Blue_Whistling_Thrush.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Neil|Neil}}<br />[[Hong Kong]], [[China]], March 2005]]
-;[[:Category:Myophonus|Myophonus]] Myophonus caeruleus+;[[:Category:Myophonus|Myophonus]] caeruleus
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==Identification== ==Identification==
-33cm. Dark blue, white speckled head, back and upper belly, dark iris and legs.+33cm
 +*Dark blue plumage
 +*White speckled head, back and upper belly
 +*Dark iris and legs
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Afghanistan]], [[Bangladesh]], [[Bhutan]], [[Cambodia]], [[China]], [[India]], [[Indonesia]], [[Kazakhstan]], [[Laos]], [[Malaysia]], [[Myanmar]], [[Nepal]], [[Pakistan]], [[Tajikistan]], [[Thailand]], [[Turkmenistan]], and [[Vietnam]]. +[[Asia]]: found in [[Kazakhstan]], [[Turkmenistan]], [[Tajikistan]], [[Afghanistan]], [[China]], [[Tibet]], [[Inner Mongolia]], [[Nepal]], [[Pakistan]], [[India]], Eastern and Western [[Himalayas]], [[Bangladesh]], [[Bhutan]] and [[Hong Kong]]<br />
 +'''Southeast Asia''': [[Indochina]], [[Myanmar]], [[Laos]], [[Vietnam]], [[Cambodia]], [[Thailand]], [[Malaysia]], [[Indonesia]], [[Greater Sundas]], [[Sumatra]], [[Java]]
 +[[Image:Myophonus caeruleus temminckii.JPG|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies temminckii<br />Photo by {{user|aloktewari|Alok Tewari}}<br />Kainchi Ashram, Bhowali, Uttarakhand, [[India]]]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-There are 6 subspecies.+====Subspecies====
 +There are 6 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
 +*''M. c. temminckii'':
 +:*Central [[Asia]] to northern [[India]], [[Pakistan]], south-eastern [[Tibet]] and [[Myanmar]]
 +*''M. c. eugenei'':
 +:*North-eastern [[Assam]] to southern [[Myanmar]], northern [[Thailand]], south-western [[China]] and [[Indochina]]
 +*''M. c. caeruleus'':
 +:*Western [[China]] (Sichuan); winters to southern [[China]] and northern [[Indochina]]
 +*''M. c. crassirostris'':
 +:*Peninsula and extreme south-eastern [[Thailand]] to northern [[Malaysia]]
 +*''M. c. dichrorhynchus'':
 +:*Central and southern [[Malaysia]]; winters in the foothills of western [[Sumatra]]
 +*''M. c. flavirostris''
 +:*Foothills and montane forests of [[Java]]
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Temperate forests and moist montanes.+Found in a wide variety of habitats from urban parks and gardens, woodlands and coniferous forests; rocky cliffs and gullies and limestone caves. Has been observed at heights around 4000 feet.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
- +==References==
 +#{{Ref-Clements6thAug11}}#Avibase
 +#BF Member observations
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Myophonus+caeruleus}} {{GSearch|Myophonus+caeruleus}}
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 +{{Video|Blue_Whistling_Thrush}}
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*[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9073875328622345356 View movie-clip (in Google-Video format) here] *[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9073875328622345356 View movie-clip (in Google-Video format) here]
-[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Myophonus]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Myophonus]] [[Category:Videos]]

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Photo by NeilHong Kong, China, March 2005
Photo by Neil
Hong Kong, China, March 2005
Myophonus caeruleus

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[edit] Identification

33cm

  • Dark blue plumage
  • White speckled head, back and upper belly
  • Dark iris and legs

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java

Subspecies temminckiiPhoto by Alok TewariKainchi Ashram, Bhowali, Uttarakhand, India
Subspecies temminckii
Photo by Alok Tewari
Kainchi Ashram, Bhowali, Uttarakhand, India

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • M. c. temminckii:
  • M. c. eugenei:
  • M. c. caeruleus:
  • M. c. crassirostris:
  • M. c. dichrorhynchus:
  • Central and southern Malaysia; winters in the foothills of western Sumatra
  • M. c. flavirostris
  • Foothills and montane forests of Java

[edit] Habitat

Found in a wide variety of habitats from urban parks and gardens, woodlands and coniferous forests; rocky cliffs and gullies and limestone caves. Has been observed at heights around 4000 feet.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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