Tickell's thrush

Tickell's thrush

Tickell's thrush

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SPECIES
Turdus unicolor

Tickell's thrush (Turdus unicolor ) is a passerine bird in the thrush family Turdidae. It is common in open forest in the Himalayas, and migrates seasonally into peninsular India, Nepal and rarely to Bangladesh.

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The name commemorates the British ornithologist Samuel Tickell who collected in India and Burma.

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Appearance

Males of the Tickell's thrush have uniform blue-grey upperparts, a whitish belly and vent. Adults have yellow beak and legs while it may be darker in juveniles. There is a yellow eye-ring which is thinner and fainter than the Indian black bird which is usually bigger in size. Females and young birds have browner upperparts.

Distribution

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The Tickell's thrush is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms and berries. It nests in bushes. It does not form flocks, but loose groups of two to five.

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Populations move further south in India and Nepal in winter.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Population

References

1. Tickell's thrush Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickell's_thrush
2. Tickell's thrush on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22708756/155630171
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/655458

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