Scaly Thrush

Zoothera dauma dauma

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ZOODAU

ITIS

Egg Color:

Gray-green



Number of Eggs:

3 - 4



Incubation Days:

14



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

Nest is built in the fork of a branch 10 to 12 feet above the ground and is sometimes placed on the ground,



Nest Material:

Moss, twigs, lichen, ferns, dry grass, rootlets and a bit of mud



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Scaly Thrush: Large thrush with brown to black scaled pattern on white underparts and face, fine buff and black scaling on crown, and black scaling on brown back and rump. White eyering, lores, and throat. Black mark on ear and malar. Two buff wing bars and narrow black stripe on long wings. Brown, medium-length rectangular tail. Black-brown eye, medium-length black-gray bill. Medium, gray-pink legs and feet. Forages for berries, insects, and earthworms., Scaly Thrush: Large thrush with brown to black scaled pattern on white underparts and face, fine buff and black scaling on crown, and black scaling on brown back and rump. White eyering, lores, and throat. Black mark on ear and malar. Two buff wing bars and narrow black stripe on long wings. Brown, medium-length rectangular tail. Black-brown eye, medium-length black-gray bill. Medium, gray-pink legs and feet. Forages for berries, insects, and earthworms.

Breeding and Nesting

Scaly Thrush: Three to four gray-green eggs are laid in a deep, cup-shaped nest constructed with moss, twigs, lichens, ferns, and a bit of mud. The nest is built in the fork of a branch 10 to 12 feet above the ground, is sometimes placed on the ground, and is lined with dry grass and rootlets. Incubation is carried out by both sexes for 14 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Scaly Thrush: Feeds on berries, earthworms, snails, and insects. This thrush forages for berries by perching in a fruiting bush and picking food items off of twigs with its bill. Forages for insects, worms, and snails by quietly watching for prey in wet, shaded spots, and then quickly bending down to snatch the food item with its bill.

Vocalization

Scaly Thrush: Calls include "chick," "chuck-chuck," and rasps. Song is a mixture of abrupt notes and squawks.

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UnderpartsX

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

CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X