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Scaly Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Zoothera dauma


27cm. Black scaling on a paler white or yellow background, black band on white underwings, visible in flight.


Eastern Asia and Siberia.


Sri Lanka Thrush, Nilgiri Thrush, White's Thrush and Amami Thrush have been included in this species.


  • Z. d. dauma:
  • Breeds northern Pakistan east to northeastern India, southern China, and northern Indochina; winters northern South Asia and continental southeastern Asia
  • Z. d. horsfieldi:
  • Z. d. iriomotensis:
  • Iriomotejima (southern Ryukyu Islands)


Wet coniferous woodland.



They build their cup shaped nests in trees, and 3-4 dull green eggs are laid.


The diet includes insects, earthworms and berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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