Sunday, December 2, 2012

Naumann's Thrush - December 2, 2012

Naumann's Thrush Turdus naumanni
  I used to see these birds quite often in Ilsan (west of Seoul) in the winter of 2007-08, but they're not very common this far south, as far as I know.  Naumann's Thrush was recently split from Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus, which are fairly common here in winter.  I'm disappointed I didn't get a chance to see the impressive orange belly-scaling on this individual, as the encounter was short, and Turdus thrushes are notoriously skittish.  This one appeared to be a 1st winter female.

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