Dusky Thrush

Turdus eunomus (Temminck, 1820) DUSTH 11962
Family: Passeriformes > Turdidae

Dusky Thrush, Yoav Perlman

The size of a Song Thrush, but with bolder markings, Dusky Thrush is an extremely rare visitor from northern Siberia.

This migratory species winters from north-east India, through China to to Japan.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
355 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
355 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.


Dusky Thrush is a very rare vagrant with recent records relating to wintering individuals.

Weekly occurence of Dusky 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 Dusky 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.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


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

Welsh: Brych Tywyll Asia
Catalan: tord d'ales rosses
Danish: Brundrossel
Dutch: Bruine Lijster
Estonian: rusktiib-rästas
Finnish: ruostesiipirastas
French: Grive à ailes rousses
German: Rostflügeldrossel
Hungarian: rotszárnyú rigó
Icelandic: Brúnþröstur
Italian: Cesena fosca
Latvian: rudsparnu strazds
Lithuanian: duminis strazdas
Norwegian: Svartflekktrost
Polish: drozd rdzawoskrzydly
Portuguese: tordo-de-coleira-preta
Slovak: drozd sibírsky
Spanish: Zorzal eunomo
Swedish: bruntrast

Links to more information from ConservationEvidence.com

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