Dark-throated Thrushes (Turdus ruficollis)

 
Black-throated Thrush
Thrushes
 

The Dark-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis) is a migratory Asian taiga bird. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.

 

Subspecies:

Turdus ruficollis ruficollis, the Red-throated Thrush - Breeds further east than the below - but range overlaps.

ID: Adult male has a red throat.

Turdus ruficollis atrogularis, the Black-throated Thrush - sometimes considered a separate species.

ID: Adult male has a black throat.

 

Subspecies:

This large thrush has a plain grey back and reddish underwings.

Females and young birds lack the bib, but have an black-streaked plumage below.


 

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