Dusky Thrush

Turdus naumanni

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Code 4

DUTH

Code 6

TURNAU

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Dusky Thrush has a large range, estimated globally at 10,000,000 square kilometers. It is native to Canada and to the nations of Asia, though it has been spotted in Europe and the United States. This bird prefers forest, shrubland, and grassland ecosystems, though it has been known to reside in rural gardens and plantations. The global population of this bird is not specifically known, but it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Dusky Thrush is Least Concern.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Dusky Thrush: Large thrush, brown back and rufous wings. Underparts are white with black scaling. Head is dark, eyebrow is thick and white. Bill is black with yellow base on lower mandible. Throat is white with black streaks and partial collar is white. Legs and feet are pink-brown.

 

Range and Habitat

Dusky Thrush: This species is common in Siberia and occurs casually in Alaska during spring migration. It is rare to accidental in coastal Alaska, along the Aleutian archipelago, and coastal British Columbia during the winter. Its preferred habitats include lawns and ornamental fruit-bearing shrubs and trees.

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Dusky Thrush SONGS AND CALLS

Dusky Thrush Q1

Alarm call is a repeated "chuck" or "check".

Dusky Thrush KK1

High-pitched calls given in alarm or excitement.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"shack-shack-shack", "shreee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • It has two distinctive subspecies, T. n. naumanni, and the more northerly breeding T. n. eunomus. These are sometimes given specific status as Naumann's Thrush and Dusky Thrush respectively.
  • The scientific name of the Dusky Thrush commemorates the German naturalist Johann Andreas Naumann.
  • A group of thrushes are collectively known as a "hermitage" and a "mutation" of thrushes.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

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

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UnderpartsX

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

CollarX
Similar to the upper part of the human neck, located at the back of the crown.
EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
Lower mandibleX
The lower part of the bill.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X