13. Turdus hortulorum

13. SWINHOE’S THRUSH.
TURDUS HORTULORUM.
Turdus hortulorum, Selater, Ibis, 1863, p. 196 ; (Seebobm), Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 267 ; Turdus cardis, (nec. Temm.), Swinhoe, Ibis, 1861, p. 37 ; T. pelios (nec. Bp.), Cab. J. f. O. 1870, p. 238 ; Tacz F. O. Sib. O. p. 311 ; T. campbelli, Swinh. Ann. Nat. Hist. 1873, p. 374 ; T. chrysopleurus, id. Ibis, 1874, p. 444, pl. xiv.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Upper parts pale slate-grey, crown tinged with greyish, lores brownish, throat and breast whitish grey, the former streaked with darker grey ; lower breast, flanks, axillaries, and under wing-coverts rich deep orange red ; beak and legs yellow, iris brown. Culmen 0.85, wing 4.6, tail 3.2, tarsus 1.3 inch. The female differs in having the upper parts almost uniform olive brown, the middle of the throat nearly white and the cheeks and breast spotted with dark brown. The young bird has the upper parts greyish brown, the crown striated, the sides of the head pale grey, throat white, moustachal stripe brown ; molar stripe white ; lower throat buff, spotted ; centre of abdomen white, the flanks pale rufous.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, the Ussuri country, and the coasts of the sea of Japan, wintering in Southern China.
It arrives in the Ussuri country early in May, inhabits the forests, and is extremely shy. It is an excellent songster sur¬passing it is said all other Siberian Thrushes. The nest, Which is placed in a tree, is constructed of grass-bents, plant stems, and rootlets and lined with similar but finer materials, The egg is pale green spotted and marked with rusty-red and measures 25 by 19 millimetres (0.99 by 0.75 inch).

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
13. Turdus hortulorum
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
13
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
12
Common name: 
Swinhoe’s Thrush
M_ID: 
27309
M_CN: 
Grey-backed Thrush
M_SN: 
Turdus hortulorum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11012

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