21 October, 2009


Scientific Name: Turdus iliacus

Population Estimate: 65M - 130M

Range / Habitat: It breeds in northern regions of Europe and Asia, from Iceland south to northernmost Scotland, and east through Scandinavia, the Baltic States, northern Poland and Belarus, and through most of Russia to about 165°E in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.

Field Notes: It is 20–24 cm long with a wingspan of 33–34.5 cm and a weight of 50–75 g. The sexes are similar, with plain brown backs and with dark brown spots on the white underparts. The most striking identification features are the red flanks and underwing, and the creamy white stripe above the eye.

Personal Notes: Typical Turdus-like behavior, just in Iceland.

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