16. Turdus ruficollis

16. RED-THROATED THRUSH.
TURDUS RUFICOLLIS.
Turdus ruficollis, Pall. Reis. Russ. Reichs, iii. p. 694 (1776) ; Naumann, xiii. p. 316, Taf. 360 ; Gould, B. of Asia, iii. pl. 66 ; Dresser, ii. p. 67, pl. 8 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p 300 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 156 ; (Seebohm), Cat. B. Br. Mus, v. p. 269 ; (Oates) F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii, p. 130.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Upper parts grayish olive brown, superciliary stripe, chin, and throat rich chestnut red ; under parts white ; outer tail feathers fox red ; flanks washed with grey ; under wing-coverts and axil¬laries orange red ; beak horn-brown paler at the base ; legs light brown ; iris brown. Culmen 0.8, wing 5.3, tail 4.1, tarsus 1.35 inch. The female differs in having the throat rufous buff, marked with grey and rufous, the super¬ciliary stripe buffy white, and the lower throat marked with brown. The young bird has the upper parts marked with buffy white, and the throat and upper breast buff, spotted with brown, the abdomen spotted with brown, and the tail narrowly tipped with dull white.
Hab. Eastern Siberia and central Asia, wintering in Turkestan, Afghanistan, the Himalayas, Mongolia, and China ; has strayed to Europe, having been obtained in Heligoland and Germany.
Like its allies this Thrush frequents wooded localities and is said to be shy and unobtrusive in its habits. It probably breeds in Eastern Siberia, but its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
16. Turdus ruficollis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
16
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
14
Common name: 
Red Throated Thrush
M_ID: 
27397
M_CN: 
Red-throated Thrush
M_SN: 
Turdus ruficollis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10705

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