- Geokichla sibirica
20·5–23 cm (8-9 in)
Male: Slaty black plumage with white supercilium, centre of belly whitish, undertail coverts white with black bars.
Female: Long buff supercilium curving around behind ear coverts. Shows black eyeline which contrasts with streaked ear coverts. Upper rufous brown, underparts buff with dark brown scales on breast and upper flanks. Tips of outer tail feathers whitish.
There are 2 subspecies:
- G. s. sibirica:
- G. s. davisoni:
Formerly placed in genus Zoothera.
Forest, forest edge and wooded areas. montane area to low hills (800 to 1000feet)
Usually solitary or in pairs, frequenting the ground storey where it usually skulks in the undergrowth.
Sometimes feeds in the open. Often feeds in fruiting trees with other migrant thrushes.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Siberian Thrush. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Siberian_Thrush