Disambiguation: this page is for the split version of Dusky Thrush. Subspecies naumanni is now found in Naumann's Thrush
- Turdus eunomus
- Dark brown upperside with some black spots and an obvious rufous wing panel and rump
- Obvious pale supercilium and throat
- Malar area pale in male but more contrasting dark and pale in female (not all individuals can be reliably sexed)
- Underside white with dark spots producing a band across upper breast and down flanks
- Underwing almost entirely buffy-rufous
Females are similar but have less contrast.
Will remind a European observer of a Redwing, but is larger, has stronger bill, longer tail, darker crown and auriculars, and rufous wing panel, while lacking the reddish flanks.
Found in summer in northern Asia, mainly Siberia; winters to Japan, Korea, southern China and Myanmar. Generally, Dusky Thrush occurs more northerly then Naumann's Thrush.
Dusky Thrush has occurred as vagrant in Europe and Britain.
This is a monotypic species1.
Dusky Thrush have recently been split from Naumannâs Thrush Turdus naumanni. Hybrids do occur and are not too rare around Beijing3.
Breeds in coniferous and broad-leaf forest and scrub.
It nests in trees; 3-5 eggs are laid.
The diet includes insects, mosquitoes, earthworms and berries.
Voice is very similar to Naumann's Thrush
- 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
- Knox, A.G. et al. 2008. Taxonomic recommendations for British birds: Fifth report. Ibis, 150, 833â835
- Thread in Id Forum; see especially posts 5 and 6
- Beaman, M., S. Madge, K.M. Olsen. 1998. Fuglene i Europa, Nordafrika og MellemĂ¸sten. Copenhagen, Denmark: Gads Forlag, ISBN 87-12-02276-4