17. Turdus atrigularis

Turdus atrigularis, Temm. Man. d’Orn. i. p. 169 (1820) ; Gould, B. of E. ii. pl. 75 ; id. B. of Gt. Brit. ii. pl. 36 ; Dresser, ii. p. 83, pl. ii. ; (Seebohm) Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. 267 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 305 ; (Oates) F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 131 ; Newton, i. p. 276 ; Saunders, p. 9 ; Lilford, iii. p. 88, pl. 44 ; Dresser, Ibis, 1901, p. 440, pl. ix. figs. 9-12 (eggs) ; T. bechsteini, Naumann, ii. p. 310, Taf. 69, figs. 1, 2, 361, figs. 1, 2.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Upper parts greyish brown, the wings and tail dull brown ; chin, throat, and upper breast black ; under parts white, the flunks streaked with blackish, the under wing-coverts and axillaries tinged with reddish orange ; bill yellow at the base, blackish at the tip ; legs light yellowish brown ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.85, wing 5.25, tail 4.0, tarsus 1.3 inch. In the female the throat and breast are dull white, striped and marked with black. The young bird resembles the female, but the throat and breast are rather more boldly marked with blackish.
Hab. Asia north to the Ob and northern Yenesei, south to the Altai and Turkestan, east to Lake Baikal ; in winter migrating south to Assam, northern India, Baluchistan, and Afghanistan ; has occurred in Europe as a rare straggler in the Caucasus, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, and once in Great Britain.
In its general habits this Thrush resembles T. ruficollis, and like that bird frequents wooded districts, but usually near water. It feeds on insects, and berries, worms, etc. It has been found breeding in the Altai range, and at Im-batskaya on the Yenesei river, and places its nest, which is constructed of dry grass with a lining of mud, and an inner lining of broad dry grass, on small fir-trees at an altitude of 3 to 6 feet, and in June deposits 4 to 6 eggs, which vary con¬siderably, some resembling the ordinary type of the Blackbird, whereas others more resemble those of the Mistle Thrush, but have the ground colour of a deeper blue. In length they vary from 1.08 to 1.15, and in width from 0.77 to 0.84.

A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
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17. Turdus atrigularis
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H. E. Dresser
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Black Throated Thrush
Black-throated Thrush
Turdus atrogularis
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