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Ashy Thrush

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Photo by dandsblairLa Mesa, Phillipines, January 2014
Photo by dandsblair
La Mesa, Phillipines, January 2014
Geokichla cinerea

Zoothera cinerea


[edit] Identification

18 cm.

  • Ash-grey head and upperparts
  • Pale lores
  • Blackish bar through eye and another on rear of ear coverts
  • Darker grey wings
  • Two noticeable white wing-bars
  • Outer tail feathers tipped white
  • White underparts
  • Blackish malar
  • Heavy black spots and streaks on upper breast
  • Large black spots on belly and flanks
  • White undertail-coverts
  • Very pale legs

[edit] Distribution

ImmaturePhoto by Romy OconMount Makiling, Laguna Province, Philippines, December 2004
Photo by Romy Ocon
Mount Makiling, Laguna Province, Philippines, December 2004

South-east Asia: found in the northern Philippines (Luzon and Mindoro)

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Zoothera.

[edit] Habitat

Mid-mountain and moist montane forests from 300 to 1500m

[edit] Behaviour

Uncommon, shy and hard to see, on or near the ground, usually only seen at first light

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. BirdLife Factsheet
  3. BF Member observations

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