Black-throated Thrush

Turdus atrogularis (Jarocki, 1819) XC BLATH 11972
Family: Passeriformes > Turdidae

Black-throated Thrush, Steve Smith & Zoe Shreve

Slightly larger than a Song Thrush and with a black throat patch, Black-throated Thrush is a very rare visitor from eastern Asia.

Scottish records tend to be autumnal, while those from England are split equally between autumn and winter.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
882 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
882 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK


This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.


Black-throated Thrush is a rare vagrant, usually encountered in autumn, although there are some wintering records.

Weekly occurence of Black-throated Thrush from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Black-throated Thrush, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Brych Gyddfddu
Catalan: tord golanegre
Czech: drozd cernohrdlý
Danish: Sortstrubet Drossel
Dutch: Zwartkeellijster
Estonian: mustpugu-rästas
Finnish: mustakaularastas
French: Grive à gorge noire
German: Schwarzkehldrossel
Hungarian: feketetorkú rigó
Icelandic: Þorraþröstur
Irish: Smólach píbdhubh
Italian: Tordo golanera
Latvian: melnrikles strazds
Lithuanian: juodagurklis strazdas
Norwegian: Svartstrupetrost
Polish: drozd czarnogardly
Portuguese: tordo-preto
Slovak: drozd ciernohrdlý
Spanish: Zorzal papinegro
Swedish: svarthalsad trast

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