Turdus dauma Latham, 1790. OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Scaly thrush; French: Grive dorée; German: Erddrossel; Spanish: Zorzal Dorado.
10.6 in (27 cm); male 3.5-6.9 oz (100-195 g); female 3.5-6.3 oz (100-180 g). Distinctive black scales above and below. Upper-parts are olive-brown; underparts are white with buffy breast.
Central and eastern Siberia, southwest India, northern India east to China, Japan, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Solomon Islands.
Coniferous forest, often in river valleys or close to water, wooded hillsides with mossy rocks, dense undergrowth with deep leaf litter.
Mostly terrestrial, in deep cover, but flies up into trees when disturbed; shy and reclusive.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Insects, worms, and berries.
Monogamous, territorial, and solitary, nesting in June, in tree fork; four to five eggs incubated by female; little information available.
Not threatened. Presumed stable, but range and numbers poorly known.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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