Himalayan thrush

Himalayan thrush

Zoothera salimalii

The Himalayan thrush or Himalayan forest thrush is a species of bird described in 2016 and separated out from the alpine thrush Zoothera mollissima with which they were formerly lumped. The species is separated on the basis of phylogenetic studies that suggest that the population diverged from the common ancestor at least 3 million years ago . The alpine thrush breeds above the tree line whereas the Himalayan thrush breeds in forested habitats. The species breeds from Sikkim and Darjeeling in India and extends east into Tibet and further east into northwest Yunnan in China. The species differs in its song from that of the alpine thrush. The Himalayan thrush has a more musical call while that of the Alpine thrush is raspy and grating.A newly discovered Himalayan forest thrush bird was named after the birdman of India, Ornithologist Dr.Salim Ali. The name of the bird is "Zoothera salimalii". A fruit bat is also named after him "Latidens salimalii"

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Biogeographical Realms

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Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition


1. Himalayan thrush Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_thrush
2. Himalayan thrush on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/103879287/132198992
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/565376

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