Scaly Thrush

Zoothera dauma dauma

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ZOODAU

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Scaly Thrush has a large breeding range of 4,500,000 square kilometers. It breeds in forest habitats across much of southern Russia, northern Mongolia, northeastern China, the Korean peninsula, central and northern Japan, the Himalayas, and mountains in southern Asia, Sumatra, and Java. This species winters in southern Japan, southern and eastern China, the Philippines, India, and southeastern Asia. It occurs as a rare vagrant to Palau. Although the global population for this species is unknown, it has been given a conservation rating of Least Concern on account of its large population.

SUMMARY

Overview

Scaly Thrush: Large thrush with brown and 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. Sexes and juvenile similar.

 

Range and Habitat

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Scaly Thrush SONGS AND CALLS

Scaly Thrush OO1

Song is a series of rich descending notes mixed with thin whistles and squawks.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"chick", "zieh", "pur-loo-trii-lay"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • One of the subspecies of this bird was named for the pioneering English naturalist Gilbert White.
  • Other common names for this species include Common Scaly Thrush, Scaly Ground Thrush, Scaly Ground-Thrush, Ground Thrush, Scaly Mountain Thrush, and others.
  • Scaly Thrushes tend to be quite secretive and prefer dense cover.
  • A group of thrushes is collectively known as a "hermitage" and a "mutation" of thrushes.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

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

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

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