10. Turdus naumanni

10. REDTAILED FIELDFARE.
TURDUS NAUMANNI.
Turdus naumanni Temm. Man. d’Orn. ed. 21, ii. p. 170 (1820) ; Naumann, ii. p. 288, Taf. 68, 358 ; Dresser, ii. p. 59, pl. vi. ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 264 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 294 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 153.
Ad. (N. Siberia). Above greyish brown, more or less marked with chest¬nut-red ; rump, upper tail-coverts and tail foxy-red, the last paler ; throat, breast, and flanks foxy-red ; a line of black spots on each side of the throat ; abdomen white, slightly marked with rufous ; axillaries, under wing and tail-coverts fox-red : bill blackish brown, yellowish at the base ; legs light brown ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.8, wing 5.5, tail 4.1, tarsus 1.3 inch. The female is rather more olivaceous above, but the breast less rufous, the throat white washed with rufus, both spotted with blackish. The young bird has the upper parts, including the rump, olivaceous brown, the streak over the eye buffy white, the throat spotted with blackish brown, the flanks slightly marked and the breast washed with rusty-red. In the winter dress the feathers on the breast and flanks are margined with white.
Hab. Northern Asia, eastward to Japan ; a rare straggler to Europe, where it has occurred in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Belgium, and Southern France, and doubtfully in Italy. It winters in China but has not been recorded from India.
In general habits it resembles T. dubius, but is less shy and affects pine-woods. Its song is sweet and clear and is said to resemble that of T. musicus. Nothing definite was known of its nidification until Mr. Popham found a nest containing eggs in the Yenesei valley and shot the female as she left her nest. These eggs so closely resemble some of those of T. dubius, that it is scarcely possible to identify them unless by obtaining the parent bird.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
10. Turdus naumanni
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
10
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
9
Common name: 
Redtailed Fieldfare
M_ID: 
27399
M_CN: 
Dusky Thrush
M_SN: 
Turdus eunomus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10701

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