Eyebrowed Thrush

Turdus obscurus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Code 4

EYTH

Code 6

TUROBC

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Eyebrowed Thrush has a current evaluation rating of Least Concern. This rating was downgraded in 2004 after a prior rating of Lower Risk. At this time the range of the Eyebrowed Thrush is estimated at about 10 million square kilometers. The population of the Eyebrowed Thrush has not yet been quantified. The bird has been described as frequent in its native range, which includes much of Asia and parts of Europe. It is also sometimes seen in the Middle East. Consequently, there is no immediate concern regarding the population of this bird species.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Eyebrowed Thrush: Medium, robin-like thrush, gray back and head, orange-brown breast and flanks, white belly and undertail coverts. Black eye line with white borders above and below is conspicuous. Yellow bill with dark culmen. Strong, direct and fast flight on rapidly beating wings.

 

Range and Habitat

Eyebrowed Thrush: This species breeds in dense coniferous forests and taiga which extend eastward from Siberia; it winters from south to Southeast Asia and Indonesia. It occurs as a rare vagrant to Western Europe, and is rare to casual in North America, but it is a regular visitor each spring in the western Aleutian archipelago.

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Eyebrowed Thrush SONGS AND CALLS

Eyebrowed Thrush X1

Call is a thin, repeated "tseep".

Similar Sounding

Blue Rock Thrush KK1

Call is a clear repeated "seet".


Voice Text

"dzee", "zip-zip", "tseep", "turrr"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The male Eyebrowed Thrush has a simple whistling song, similar to the related Mistle Thrush.
  • An Eyebrowed Thrush was spotted in 2007 at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory.This is the second recorded sighting in Israel. The first sighting was in October of 1996, at Eilat.
  • They breed in dense, coniferous forests and taiga. They are strongly migratory.
  • A group of thrushes are collectively known as a "hermitage" and a "mutation" of thrushes.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

RANGE MAP PALAU

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This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Yury Lisyak

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

BACKYARD BIRDING

BIRDS AND BIRDING

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Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CulmenX
The uppermost central ridge of the upper mandible.
Eye lineX
The line of feathers just in front of and behind the eyes. It extends back from the posterior angle of the eye. This can be a useful trait used in identification in the field since it is very noticeable.
UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X