Dark-throated Thrush

Turdus ruficollis

(T. r. atrogularis)

Armenian Name: Սևախածի կեռնեխ
Dark-throated Thrush

See Plate 47 for Dark-throated Thrush and other similar species

Resident Status: Migrant
Abundance: Rare
Length:25 cm, Wing Span:37-40 cm
Distribution Map: Map 256.
Description: Brown-gray upperparts, off-white underparts, and dull pink-orange underwing coverts.
Adult (Breeding): Male has black lower face and bib; female has white underparts with mottled throat and breast band, and variable dark streaks on flanks.
Adult (Non-breeding): More pale edges to face and throat feathers.
Similar Species: Differs from other thrushes by uniform brown-gray upperparts and unspotted belly.
Behavior: Stays in cover of bushes and trees. Often occurs in flocks of other thrushes.
Habitat: Open juniper woodland, scrub, orchards.
Food: Invertebrates, berries.