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Tickell's Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Alok Tewari
Sattal, Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 7 April 2016
Turdus unicolor

Identification

20–25 cm (7¾-9¾ in)
Male:

  • Uniform blue-grey upperparts
  • Whitish belly and vent.

Females and young birds have browner upperparts.

Distribution

Himalayas of Kashmir to Nepal; winters to southern peninsula India

Photo © by Sumit
Kolkata, India, December 2008

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Open montane forest and orchards.

Behaviour

Solitary.

Diet

Omnivorous: their diet consists of a variety of insects, earthworms and berries.

Breeding

They nest in low vegetation. The nest is a deep cup.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BF Member observations
  3. Wikipedia

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