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27â€“29 cm (10Â½-11Â½ in)
Sometimes males can have white wing-panels.
Oak and rhododendron forest with thick ground vegetation, also tall conifer forests, clearings and dry scrub on open hillsides. Usually in thicker woods than similar White-collared Blackbird.
Shy and quick to take flight when disturbed. Hops on the ground in typical thrush fashion.
Feeds on invertebrates, snails, slugs, earthworms, also fruit and berries.
Breeds from March to August. The nest is a cup of grass, leaves, moss and lichens, placed in a fork of a tree, close to the trunk around 2 to 5 m above the ground. 3 to 4 eggs are laid.
Altitudinal migrant, found in the lowlands in winter, then sometimes in flocks associated with other thrushes.
Song recorded in Kalatop Sanctuary, Himalayan Forest (2417 meter/7930 ft), Upper Dalhousie, Dist. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India; June-2009.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
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