Dusky Thrush
Turdus naumanni

The Birds of Asia
Vol.3 - Plate No. 1

Length: 24 cm

The Dusky Thrush is a typical winter visitor in Japan. They breed in the Eurasian continent, and migrate to Japan in mid autumn. They are commonly seen in forests in mountain areas and farms. They eat berries in forests and hop in fields in search for worms or insects. Their chirping during the winter is rather simple, but in spring, before their migration they sing out in a beautiful, slightly melancholic voice. The colour of the Dusky Thrush's plumage varies, due to their wide geographical distribution.