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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

Contents

Identification

33cm

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

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

Taxonomy

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

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.

Behaviour

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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